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to Tom Sawyer), A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court, and numerous short stories, racy, dry, and typically 'Yankee' in their humour. This `Yankee' quality did not make his work unacceptable to readers in England, a country where he has always had innumerable admirers. Huckleberry Finn has been called " a story which firmly established the boy as a subject for literature"; it is also noteworthy as one of the few sequels which are far better books than their forerunners.
Herman Melville, 1819-1891, is best remembered nzoby nick, by his graphic narratives based on his own issi. adventures at sea. Typee and Moby Dick, or the White Whale, rank as classics of their kind.
Two modern American writers of brilliant prose must be briefly mentioned here-William Dean Howells, 1837-1920, and Henry James, 18431916. Of the two Howells is the easier to approach. Descended from a Welsh Quaker family, he began his career as a journalist, and was later American Consul in Venice. His work as a novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet brought him many honours, among them the honorary degree of D.Litt. of Oxford.
Henry James spent a large part of his literary life in Europe, and became a naturalized Englishman in 1915. His subtle and exquisitely elaborated style and his concentration upon psychology rather than upon action delighted his numerous admirers on either side of the Atlantic, but left the general reader vaguely perplexed.
As we are excluding from this Brief History writers, English and American, still in the land of the living we cannot even touch upon the remarkably vigorous

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contemporary literature of the United States. It is enough to say that in every branch of literary endeavour admirable work is being done, much of it along new lines, enriching the whole English-speaking world with a great wealth of both verse and prose.

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