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A Fearful Responsibility And Other Stories

Auhtor: William Dean Howells

Language: english
Published: 1881

Genres:

fiction and literature,  short story collection
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Review by Michael Gallagher, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Fearful Responsibility And Other Stories':

William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fearful Responsibility And Other Stories':


... he was collecting materials when his essorship in the small inland college with which he was connected lapsed through the enlistment of nearly all the ...
... affair was easily arranged Cazzi was made to feel by the consul's intervention that the shield of American sovereignty had been extended over ...
... if he opposed her going. He decided that she wished him for some reason to oppose the gondola, so he said, I think you'd better walk, if Lily ...
... to the music in the Giardini Pubblici and I said No, that Miss Mayhew was not going into society in Venice, but was merely here for her health. That's ...
... hesitated. I must do what you say, no matter what you mean, you know.. I mean what I say.. Perhaps, he suggested, you would prefer to return ...
... She liked the excitement,-the romanticality of it but she doesn't know any more than you or I whether she cares for him. I don't suppose marriage ...
... to that.. I can't make up my mind to anything else.. Elmore walked unhappily back and forth across the room. I have seen something of international ...
... charity, broad humanity, and savage rudeness upon Rose-Black. It was all one to Rose-Black. He took an air of serious protection towards Mrs. ...
... At the first suggestion of the matter, a reckless hope that this ball might bring Ehrhardt above their horizon again sprang up in his heart, and ...
... more of them till morning. Now this, she added, is something like the gayety that people at home are always fancying in Europe. Why, I can remember ...
... so many who wish to dance with you. He threw a pipe into her lap, and at the same moment a pipe sounded from the other side of the room. This is ...
... his face a humorously rueful cast. But he came pluckily to the mark. He marched straight up to the girl. It's all right, Miss Lily, he said, and offered ...
... it's part of a system of deception that runs through the whole German character. I have heard the Germans praised for their sincerity and honesty, but ...
... too cautious as long as we're in this fatherland of lies. What guide-book is this. Baedeker. Oh. Bradshaw. Well, that's some comfort. Bradshaw's an Englishman, ...
... had been as particular as that sultan.. From the arsenals they went to visit the parade-ground of the garrison, and came in time to see a manoeuvre ...
... it with all travellers. It's merely to secure the imperial government against your machinations.. And do you mean to say you ought to have known, ...
... and red and she could interpret the historical novels of her countrymen in their subtilest application to the modern enemies of Italy. But all the ...
... patience, and that he grew taciturn under her tongue. At such times she hailed Pennellini's appearance with a double delight for, if he never joined ...
... in true love to do, they made nothing of asking him indoors, and presenting him to his lady. But the pair were not to be entirely balked of their ...
... more from their purpose than their point, and gave no one greater pain than herself. Tonelli sat sad and perfectly mute under the infliction, but he ...