Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 02 December 2020

William Dean Howells 1837–1920
American novelist and critic 

  1. What the American public always wants is a tragedy with a happy ending.
    to Edith Wharton in October 1906
  2. Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.