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The Story of a Country Town

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ISBN 9780674498983

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

347 pages

Belknap Press

World

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E. W. Howe’s novel is a bitter analysis of the American small town, its interpretation anticipating Main Street, its grotesque characters foreshadowing Winesburg, Ohio. The story combines psychological insights with social analysis; at a time when local fiction was often merely picturesque, Howe’s trenchant realism won the vigorous endorsement of both Twain and Howells.

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