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Dive deep into William Dean Howells’ Editha with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Editha has ratings and 33 reviews. Grace the Book Queen said: I did not like this story. I get what it’s trying to say and what it’s trying to do, bu. “Editha” is essentially about a women, named Editha, who attempts to pressure her It was not uncommon for William Dean Howells to express his opinions on .

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He went away without kissing her, and she felt it a suspension of their engagement. She ran down to meet her lover and clung to him. She had it ready to send with the packet she had tied with red, white, and blue ribbon, when it occurred to her that she was not just to him, that she was not giving him a fair chance. This will be a blow to her. Editha got off too easy.

Reminds me of Stephen Crane. Preview — Editha by William Dean Howells. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The entire second part of the soliloquy centers on this, but for our purposes, I just want to highlight the lines immediately before and following the one that George speaks. In the heart of the packet she enshrined her engagement ring which she had restored to the pretty box he had brought it her in.

His poems were collected during andand a volume under the title Stops of Various Quills was published during My idea is that this isn’t going to be a very protracted struggle; we shall just scare the enemy to death before it comes to a fight at all. She saw him again for a moment at the capital, in the station, just before the train started southward howrlls his regiment. Editha, if she had done what she expected of herself, would have gone down on her knees at the feet of the seated figure and said, “I am George’s Editha,” for answer.


We all want to be in the van, of edifha we’re the first company to report to the Governor.

In the presence of the tremendous fact that he announced, all triviality seemed to have gone out of edithw she began to howellx that. Email required Address never made public. George’s father had settled there after the Civil War, as so many other old soldiers had done; but they were Eastern people, and Editha fancied touches of the East in the June rose overhanging the front door, and the garden with early summer flowers stretching from edjtha gate of the paling fence.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. This is probably cheating but I am going to count what I am reading for school except for poetry, because I don’t even like to read it let alone review it so that I still make my book goal for the year. Between the Dark and the Daylight New York: Her mother said, “Oh, my! In her room, she put together all her letters and gifts from Gearson, down to the withered petals of the first flower he had offered, with that timidity of his veiled in that irony howellz his.

I’ll think it over; I’d like to believe as you do.

It was no peace at all, with that crime and shame at our very gates. But the only thing was to be outspoken with him. Editha is a patriotic young lady who convinces her lover, George, to join the army to fight in the Spanish-American war — a war she claims is “just” and will, once justly fought, raise their status in society.

He sank down on the top step, and wiped his forehead with his handkerchief, while she poured out upon him her question of the origin and authenticity of his news. After lamenting his deeds, Antony prophesies that the assassination will lead to war and devastation.

Editha felt sorry about George’s mother anger but she was more egoistic, and she ended up seeing her as an ungrateful old lady!! Didn’t you think he acted curious?


William Dean Howells’ “Editha,” Richard Lovelace, and Shakespeare

She evitha not see, though, why she should always be thinking of the arm his father had lost. He took half the lemonade at a gulp, and he answered as he set the glass down: So I am sending these things for your keeping till you have made up your mind. Sep 24, Julie rated it liked it.

Open-minded woman skulks in shame until an artist painting her refers to lawyer beau’s mother as vulgar; only then is she liberated enough to freely be pretty and open-minded and, for whatever ill-conceived reasons unbeknownst to me, the epitome hoowells patriotism.

She had her reward. Gearson repeated, in a voice which was startlingly like George’s again. She is a selfish woman and has an illusion of what love should be like. I’ll try to believe in your pocket Providence,” he said, and then he rose to go. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

I thank my God they killed him first, and that he ain’t livin’ with their blood on his hands! I loved this short story. She set down the ice-pitcher on the veranda floor, and ran up-stairs and got the letter she had written him.

Come along; let’s tell the whole family about it. I enjoyed the polite but loving relationship between her and George, but I think she’s probably one of the only women who will happily and willingly let her beloved go to war, and loved him more for going to war as it showed his patriotism and loyalty to their country.

He looked well, in his uniform, and very soldierly, but somehow girlish, too, with his clean-shaven face and slim figure.