liceoartisticolisippo-ta
» » Indian Summer

Indian Summer ebook

by William Dean Howells


Author of "The rise of silas lapham," "A modern instance,""woman'S reason," etc. Indian summer.

Author of "The rise of silas lapham," "A modern instance,""woman'S reason," etc. I. Midway of the Ponte Vecchio at Florence, where three arches break thelines of the little jewellers' booths glittering on either hand, andopen an approach to the parapet, Colville lounged against the corner ofa shop and stared out upon the river

Indian Summer is an 1886 novel by William Dean Howells. Though it was published after The Rise of Silas Lapham, it was written before The Rise of Silas Lapham.

Indian Summer is an 1886 novel by William Dean Howells. The setting for this novel was inspired by a trip Howells had recently taken with his family to Europe.

William Dean Howells (/ˈhaʊəlz/; March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters"

William Dean Howells (/ˈhaʊəlz/; March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters".

William Dean Howells was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on March 1, 1837. The Rise of Silas Lapham was serialized in Century Magazine before it was published in book form in 1885. A Hazard of New Fortunes was published five years later. His father was a printer and newspaperman, and the family moved from town to town. Howells went to school where he could. As a boy he began learning the printer’s skill. By the time he was in his teens he was setting type for his own verse. His position as critic, writer, and enthusiastic exponent of the new realism earned William Dean Howells the respected title of Dean of American Letters.

"I think that the friends of progress must abandon assassination as invariably useless. The trouble was not that Alessandro was alive, but that Florence was dead. Assassination always comes too early or too late in any popular movement

"I think that the friends of progress must abandon assassination as invariably useless. Assassination always comes too early or too late in any popular movement. It may be,""said Mr. Waters, with a carefulness to do justice to assassination which made Colville smile,""that the modern scientific spirits may be able to evolve something useful from the principle, but considering the enormous abuses and perversions to which it is liable, I am very doubtful of it-very doubtful.

Madhyamavathi Ragam - ISHA MUSIC (Touch of bliss) - Продолжительность: 5:23 Indian Classical Bliss Recommended for you. 5:23. Enigmatic World @ Powerful Chillout Mix ☆ 2016 ॐ - Продолжительность: 1:24:46 Indigo Recommended for you. 1:24:46. Blues & Rock Ballads Relaxing Music Vo. 7 - Продолжительность: 54:20 Aldo Millo Recommended for you. 54:20. Христианский фильм СПАСЕНИЕ Ты получил ли полное спасение?

William Dean Howells's Indian Summer tells of a season in the life of Theodore Colville. Colville, just turned forty, has spent years as a successful midwestern newspaper publisher

William Dean Howells's Indian Summer tells of a season in the life of Theodore Colville. Colville, just turned forty, has spent years as a successful midwestern newspaper publisher. Now he sells his business and heads for Italy, where as a young man he had dreamed of a career as an architect and fallen hopelessly in love. In Florence, Colville runs into Lina Bowen, sometime best William Dean Howells's Indian Summer tells of a season in the life of Theodore Colville.

Поиск книг BookFi BookSee - Download books for free. William Dean Howells : Novels 1875-1886: A Foregone Conclusion, A Modern Instance, Indian Summer, The Rise of Silas Lapham (Library of America). William Dean Howells. 7 Mb. William Dean Howells : Novels 1886-1888 : The Minister's Charge April Hopes Annie Kilburn (Library of America). 9 Mb. 290 Kb. The Dean of American Letters: the late career of William Dean Howells.

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Includes bibliographical references. You can read Indian Summer by Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader.

In Florence, Colville runs into Lina Bowen, best-friend of the woman who jilted him and the survivor of an unhappy marriage. He also meets her young visitor, 20-year-old Imogen Graham - lovely, earnest, and brimming with excitement. The drama that plays out among these three gifted people makes for a comedy of errors.
Rageseeker
Indian Summer a meditation on youth and the passing of youth; the main character, Colville, went to Florence in his early twenties to study architecture, left after a failed love affair, and has now returned to Florence after twenty years away. He’s been busy in the intervening years, but he neither pursued architecture nor got married, and there’s a sense that he feels (or fears) the life has passed him by.

Colville goes to Florence looking for direction, and meets two women: Mrs. Bowen, who he knew when they were both young in Florence, and her ward, Imogene Graham.

William Dean Howells was a big fan of Jane Austen, and it shows in his novel Indian Summer. He shares with her the interest in delineating the lives and relationships of a fairly small and select set of characters. But he lacks Austen’s caustic, humorous irony and her peculiar talent of rendering social rules apparent without spelling them out - I may not always know the nuances of Austen’s characters’ motivations, but the basic outlines are always clear. With Howells, I am sometimes left puzzled because it’s not quite clear why the social rules are making his characters behave in this peculiar manner.

In Indian Summer, for instance, Colville feels that he has led Imogene Graham to believe he loves her, and somehow that means that...he must marry her? He likes her, but he doesn’t love her, and he sees that marrying is a bad idea, but he can’t actually say that because, after all, he led her on, so basically he just has to hope that she’ll realize - on her own, without any help from him - that they should break their engagement.

It’s a classically nineteenth century meditation on the conflict between selfishness, unselfishness, and the misery of badly applied unselfishness. How can things go so terribly wrong when everyone has tried so hard to do right by each other? And how can they break through their own good intentions to find truth and happiness? (Of course, as befits a novel in the tradition of Austen, they do.)
Eigeni
In his novel Indian Summer, William Dean Howells presents a mellow but realistic story that has the complete feel of that delightful time of the year, although the plot actually spans several seasons. The Indian summer aspect applies to a sophisticated gentleman, Theodore Colville, who has just entered his middle years as he returns to a scene, Florence, Italy, that played an important part in his early manhood. It was here twenty years earlier that he first fell in love, seemingly successfully until a sudden and harsh rejection. Now, after a once profitable career as a newspaper editor has ended, he is barely ensconced in the Italian city when he meets a lady from his past, a close friend of his lost love. Lina Bowen, now a widow with a young daughter, is an attractive and charming socialite among the American and English residents of Florence. Also living with her at this time as a temporary ward is a beautiful young girl just blossoming into womanhood, Imogene Graham.
Colville, although he still hides a shy nature, has become an exceedingly witty and entertaining conversationalist. He quickly becomes a favorite with young Effie Bowen and Imogene Graham. Miss Graham indicates a disdain for the shallow young men that she has met and is highly attracted to the urbane, intelligent Mr. Colville. Mrs. Bowen invites Colville to become a regular guest in her home, and for a time the little coterie is delightfully congenial, but then an emotional triangle begins to develop. Imogene seems to be too devoted to this older gentleman, and Colville does not discourage her. Mrs. Bowen, who apparently is captivated by his charm as well, begins to feel overshadowed by her lovely young ward. This is the core of the intriguing plot.
Howells' characters are totally believable in their thoughts, their motivations, their words, and their actions. The dialogue is delightful, both in the lighter conversations and in the more passionate speeches. Aided by the social milieu of expatriates in a historic city of art and culture, the story moves at first slowly and pleasantly, but begins to build inexorably toward an emotional crisis. As the whole plot unwinds before us, we can eventually see that there is really no other way that the events could realistically move. This novel is a very engrossing and satisfying tale of people that we become truly interested in.
Timberahue
It seems as if Howells here is trespassing on the territory already staked out by Henry James, looking at Americans living and traveling n Europe. He isn't really, though; this is not a riff of James. The Florentine setting is mere background, and Howells's Anglo-American expat community there seems to have almost nothing to do with Italians, living in its own little world. However, it is a charming story about a mid-life crisis, and well worth reading for all the reasons given by other reviewers. BEWARE however of the Kindle edition; it is free (good!) but it is pirated from an unsatisfactory Gutenberg text. I have recently read the book out loud for librivox.org, and at the end sent in a long list of corrections to the Gutenberg editors. Whether they've been incorporated or not as yet, I don't know.

AS OF November 2015, the corrections had all been made to the Gutenberg text. HOWEVER, when I erased the original faulty Indian Summer from my Kindle, and once more downloaded it, the old mistakes are still there on the AMAZON text. Too bad, but there it is.
Indian Summer ebook
Author:
William Dean Howells
Category:
Humanities
Subcat:
EPUB size:
1563 kb
FB2 size:
1459 kb
DJVU size:
1954 kb
Language:
Publisher:
Echo Library (January 16, 2007)
Pages:
196 pages
Rating:
4.8
Other formats:
lit lrf mbr mobi
© 2018-2020 Copyrights
All rights reserved. liceoartisticolisippo-ta.it | Privacy Policy | DMCA | Contacts