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John Hay--Howells Letters: The Correspondence of John Milton Hay and William Dean Howells, 1861-1905

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George Monteiro and Brenda Murphy, John Hay--Howells Letters: The Correspondence of John Milton Hay and William Dean Howells, 1861-1905.  Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.

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At the turn of the century, John Hay and William Dean Howells were among the most famous Americans alive. Howells, still a long way from concluding his remarkable career, was the acknowledged Dean of American Letters, and Hay, famous enough for his writing, was America's greatly honored and widely respected first international Secretary of State. Neither one, however, in the nearly eight decades that have passed since the zenith of their fame, has retained his place in American cultural history. This eclipse has been re­grettable and unwarranted. Fortunately, however, there are signs that matters are finally turning in their favor. There is new interest in Howells's sustained achievement as a fine nov­elist and judicious critic, just as there is for the first time in a generation renewed interest in Hay, both as diplomat and as writer.

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