William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells

Born: March 1, 1837

Died: May 11, 1920

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, novelist, mentor

Biography: William Dean Howells was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed The Dean of American Letters, he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.

Source/Notes: The Complete Works of William Dean Howells, Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465510655

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