The Landlord at Lion's Head Volume 1

By: William Dean Howells
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Landlord at Lion's Head Volume 1" by William Dean Howells is a captivating novel that delves into the intricacies of American urban life, particularly within the bustling streets of New York City. Rooted in realism, Howells intricately weaves a narrative that serves as both a social commentary and a portrayal of the complexities of human relationships. Set against the backdrop of bustling business ventures, the novel explores themes of friendship, ambition, and the ever-present class conflict. As characters navigate the dynamic landscape of the city, Howells masterfully crafts their development, offering readers a deep insight into their motivations and aspirations. Through sharp satire, he sheds light on the absurdities of societal norms and the consequences of unchecked ambition. With its richly drawn characters and astute observations of human nature, "The Landlord at Lion's Head" Volume 1 stands as a quintessential work of American literature, exemplifying Howells' talent for capturing the essence of urban life and presenting it with a keen eye for detail and social critique.

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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: 138 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362760258
  • ISBN-13: 9789362760258
  • Item Weight: 179.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.00mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary