William Dean Howells: The Son of Royal Langbrith (1564 words)

Max Lester Loges (Lamar University )
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Edwin Cady in his multi-volume study of William Dean Howells places The Son of Royal Langbrith among the author’s first rate novel (269). The book is a product of Howells’ later years written during his middle sixties and immediately after a series of unsuccessful novels that were causing some critics to question his continuing ability as a writer. It appears that he began his manuscript in late 1902 and finished it in July 1903. It was first published in serial form between January-August 1904 in the North American Review. On October 6, 1904 it was published as a book by Harper and Brothers (Burrows, xiii). Howells’ records show that as early as 1894 he had been considering the novel’s central i…

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Loges, Max Lester. "The Son of Royal Langbrith". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 April 2019
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