"To read these 167 reviews and critical essays is to discover how catholic and wide-ranging were Howells's literary interests and how perceptive and generous were his sympathies." -- The New Criterion
..". this selection of [Howell's] best and most important criticism reveals the author's clarity, perception, generosity, and good faith." -- Reference & Research Book News
..". the editors have succeeded admirably in creating a rounded portrait of a man whose criticism, like the realism he championed, was polysided, multifarious, and dialectical." -- American Literature
These volumes present 167 reviews and critical essays by America's most prominent early advocate of literary realism.
Volume I: 1859-1885Text selections and Introduction by Ulrich Halfmann
Volume II: 1886-1897Text selections and Introduction by Donald Pizer
Volume III: 1898-1920Text selections and Introduction by Ronald Gottesman
3-volume set, cloth $100.00 0-253-32860-8 Cat's Code WDSETC 87.99