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William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

Picture of William Dean Howells as a young man

Reading Questions for The Rise of Silas Lapham
Selected Bibliography on The Rise of Silas Lapham
A Howells Chronology
Study and Discussion Questions on "Editha"
The "smiling aspects of life" passage from Criticism and Fiction
James on Howells, Howells on James
Howells's "Editor's Study" columns

The William Dean Howells Society Site includes links, Howells's works, questions and replies, bibliographies, and other information.

Student sites: Nathan and Sean's page on The Rise of Silas Lapham

Selected Works Available Online

See the Howells's Works on the Web page for a complete list.

The Rise of Silas Lapham (Century Magazine, 1885)

Comments to D. Campbell.