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The Kentons

By: William Dean Howells
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Kentons" by William Dean Howells is a quintessential American novel embodying the essence of social realism within the intricate tapestry of 19th-century United States. This character-driven narrative delves deep into the complexities of middle-class life, exploring the dynamics of relationships, domesticity, and moral dilemmas. Through a lens of psychological insight, Howells presents a realistic portrayal of everyday life, interwoven with social commentary on the challenges and aspirations of the era. Set against the backdrop of American literature, "The Kentons" unfolds as a compelling family drama, illuminating the nuances of human experience within the context of societal norms and values. With its exploration of moral dilemmas and social realism, the novel resonates with readers as a timeless reflection of the human condition, offering profound insights into the struggles and triumphs of ordinary individuals in a rapidly evolving society.

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William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist, literary critic, and editor who played a significant role in the development of American literature in the late 19th century. He was born in Ohio and worked as a printer's apprentice before becoming a journalist and eventually a fiction writer. Howells' most famous novels include "The Rise of Silas Lapham," "A Hazard of New Fortunes," and "The Minister's Charge." He was also an influential literary critic and editor, serving as the editor of The Atlantic Monthly from 1871 to 1881 and advocating for realism in literature. Howells was a friend and mentor to many writers of his time, including Mark Twain and Henry James. He also played an important role in promoting the works of African American writers, such as Paul Laurence Dunbar. Throughout his career, Howells was known for his social commentary and his concern for social justice. He was a strong advocate for women's rights and was active in the abolitionist movement before the Civil War. Overall, William Dean Howells was a key figure in the development of American literature in the late 19th century, and his contributions as a novelist, critic, and editor continue to be studied and appreciated today.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 194pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765489
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765482
  • Item Weight: 252.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.0mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure