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E. W. Howe

(1853—1937)


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(1853–1937),

born in Indiana, reared in Missouri and Nebraska, whose most famous novel, The Story of a Country Town (1883), is a powerful, melodramatic tale of the narrow life of a Midwestern community, which was privately printed after being rejected by numerous publishers, but has come to be recognized as a significant pioneering work of naturalistic fiction and, in spite of the stilted dialogue and the author's pessimism, has been widely read and frequently republished.

Subjects: Literature.


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