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Literary Boston
William Dean Howells

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This etext was produced by David Widger  

[NOTE: There is a short list of bookmarks, or pointers, at the end of the
file for those who may wish to sample the author's ideas before making an
entire meal of them.  D.W.] 

LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES--Literary Boston As I Knew It 

by William Dean Howells 

LITERARY BOSTON AS I KNEW IT 

Among my fellow-passengers on the train from New York to Boston, when I
went to begin my work there in 1866, as the assistant editor of the
Atlantic Monthly, was the late Samuel Bowles, of the Springfield
Republican, who created in a subordinate city a journal of metropolitan
importance.  I had met him in Venice several years earlier, when he was
suffering from the cruel insomnia which had followed his overwork on that

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