The Lady of the Aroostook

By: William Dean Howells
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lady of the Aroostook" by William Dean Howells is a captivating novel in American literature that unfolds a tale of romance, adventure, and self-discovery. Set against the backdrop of Maine, Howells takes readers on a journey of cultural clash and social class dynamics as characters navigate the challenges of immigration and coming-of-age experiences. At the heart of the story is a transatlantic voyage, where the protagonist undergoes a transformative adventure that shapes her character and worldview. Howells intricately weaves themes of romance and social commentary as characters grapple with issues of identity and belonging. Through richly developed characters and maritime settings, Howells explores the complexities of human relationships and the impact of cultural differences. As the protagonist navigates her way through unfamiliar territories, readers witness her growth and development, making "The Lady of the Aroostook" a compelling narrative of character development. With its blend of romance, adventure, and social commentary, Howells' novel stands as a timeless example of American literature, offering readers a thought-provoking exploration of love, identity, and the pursuit of self-discovery amidst the backdrop of a transatlantic voyage.

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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: 192 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767465
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767462
  • Item Weight: 249.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.8mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure