William Dean Howells

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children


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Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

Indian Summer (version 2)


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Set in Florence's Anglo-American colony in the late 19th century, this is a romantic story of a middle-aged man, returning to the scene of h…

A Hazard of New Fortunes


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Howell’s novel is set in New York of the late nineteenth century, a city familiar to readers of Edith Wharton and Henry James. Basil March, …

The Rise of Silas Lapham


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The Rise of Silas Lapham is the most widely read of W.D. Howells’ novels. An example of literary realism, the story is about a farmer (Silas…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 01


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the first volume, 53 short stories and poems have been gathered from 44 authors…

Five O'Clock Tea


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A light-hearted romantic comedy in twelve short scenes, set during a tea party in the home of Mrs. Amy Somers, a widow who is courted by the…

A Little Swiss Sojourn


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


A charming brief account of a two months' autumnal stay on the shores of the Lake of Geneva. Howells, who was there with his family travelin…

Indian Summer


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In his novel Indian Summer, William Dean Howells presents a mellow but realistic story that has the complete feel of that delightful time of…

Une rencontre


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Kitty Ellison, orpheline vit avec la famille de son oncle dans l'Etat de New York. En voyage, sur le bateau à vapeur quittant le Qu&e…

My Mark Twain


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


William Dean Howells (1837-1920) became fast friends with Mark Twain from the moment in 1869 when Twain strode into the office of The Atlant…

One-Act Play Collection 002


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This collection of eight one-act dramas features plays by Eugene O'Neill, George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Susan Glaspell, William Dean…

The Coast of Bohemia


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William Dean Howells is at his iconoclastic best in this exploration of bourgeois values, particularly in the clash between respectable soci…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 013


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A collection of sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were inde…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 030


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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include botany, dreams, farming, history, li…

Annie Kilburn


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After 11 years in Rome, Annie Kilburn returns home to the US after the death of her father. But the home she knew is dramatically changed in…

The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors


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A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2006


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LibriVox's 2006 Christmas Colletion containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, and scripture passages recorded by a variety of L…

Heroines of Fiction


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This two-volume work includes heroines from the works of Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Harte, Austen, Edgeworth, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, E. Bro…

"Christmas Every Day"



A little girl wishes for it to be Christmas every day -- and gets her wish -- in this 1892 story. Much imitated and adapted!

1916: First Chapters Collection


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These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the yea…

A Traveller from Altruria


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Set in the early 1890s, at a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast of the United States, this book tells the story of Mr. T…

Twain and Howells On Each Other


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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and William Dean Howells were friends for 44 years. Their personal and professional relationship is considered b…

Travel Collection: Short Non-fiction


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A collection of short, non-fiction travel memoirs or guides written in, or translated into, English. Material covered might be a museum, a v…

Short Poetry Collection 194


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This is a collection of 51 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for July 2019.

Christmas Short Works Collection 2014


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories and non-fiction, a play, poems, and bible readings features readings in English, Bulgarian…

Hope


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Hope by William Dean Howells. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 7, 2019. ------…

First Chapter Collection 003


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Librivox First Chapter Collection 003 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, chosen by Librivox volunteers. This volum…