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A Very Earnest Fellow

  • William Dean Howells
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)

Abstract

Talking of talks: young Henry James and I had a famous one last evening, two or three hours long, in which we settled the true principles of literary art. He is a very earnest fellow, and I think extremely gifted — gifted enough to do better than any one has yet done toward making us a real American novel. We have in reserve from him a story for the Atlantic,1 which I’m sure you’ll like.

Keywords

Personal Disorder American Literature Artistic Inclination Senior Editor Lifelong Friendship 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1984

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  • William Dean Howells

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