15. Economies of Pain

W. D. Howells

  1. G. R. Thompson

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344271.ch15

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914

How to Cite

Thompson, G. R. (2011) Economies of Pain, in Reading the American Novel 1865-1914, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344271.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

Book Series:

  1. Reading the Novel

Book Series Editors:

  1. Daniel R. Schwarz

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631234067

Online ISBN: 9781444344271

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Keywords:

  • economies of pain, and W. D. Howells;
  • Criticism and Fiction, comparing European and American fiction;
  • panorama of human concerns, A Modern Instance (1881);
  • Howells, American writer standing up for Haymarket demonstrators;
  • shape of a novelist's career;
  • The Minister's Charge, comedic romances to ethical works;
  • comedies of manners;
  • romance and satire in a “chance-world”;
  • sentimental romance mode, small realisms in The Lady of the Aroostock;
  • Howells's longest novel, A Hazard of New Fortunes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Shape of a Novelist's Career

  • “Problem” Novels

  • Genteel Muckraking in A Hazard of New Fortunes