Howells, William Dean
|born on||1 March 1837 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Martins Ferry, Ohio, 40n06, 80w43|
|Timezone||LMT m80w43 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°38' 25°41 Asc. 17°16'|
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.
Howells died in his sleep shortly after midnight on May 11, 1920.
- friend relationship with Twain, Mark (born 30 November 1835)
Sy Scholfield quotes "Dancing in Chains: The Youth of William Dean Howells" by Rodney D. Olsen (NYU, 1992), p. 58: "When he approached his sixteenth birthday, he began to anticipate his death. To await the fateful hour, he asked his mother the exact time of his birth. She said four o'clock in the morning."
- Vocation : Writers : Critic
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor