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William Dean Howells

William Dean HowellsBorn: 1-Mar-1837
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, OH
Died: 11-May-1920
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Rise of Silas Lapham

Father: William Cooper Howells (editor, d. 1894)
Mother: Mary Dean Howells (d. 1868)
Wife: Elinor Mead (m. 24-Dec-1862 in Paris, d. May-1910)
Daughter: Winifred (b. 17-Dec-1863, d. 3-Mar-1889)
Son: John Mead Howells (b. 14-Aug-1868)
Daughter: Mildred (b. 26-Sep-1872)

    US Official Consul to Venice (1861-65)
    Atlantic Monthly Editor (1871-81)
    Atlantic Monthly Asst. Editor (1866-71)
    Cosmopolitan Editor (1891)
    Harper's Columnist, "Life and Letters" (1895)
    Boston Saturday Club
    William Dean Howells Medal

Author of books:
Their Wedding Journey (1872, novel)
A Chance Acquaintance (1873, novel)
A Modern Instance (1882, novel)
The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885, novel)
Annie Kilburn (1888, novel)
A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890, novel)
A Traveler from Altruria (1894)


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