Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2003. Document Number: H1000047682.
Dictionary of American Biography Base Set. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2003.
Anti-Imperialism in the United States features an essay on Howells's anti-Imperialist writings.
Read Books Online has an essay by Mark Twain on William Dean Howells.
The William Dean Howells Society gives information on Howells, presents a list of his works, and provides links to Howells's work online. You'll also find a chronology of his life and a list of writers considered his contemporaries.
Poetry Archive has a collection of poems written by William Dean Howells that you can read online.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature features a selected bibliography of books and articles about Howells, along with a brief assessment of his work as an author and study questions.
Selected Books about William Dean Howells
Anesko, Michael, ed., Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells. Oxford University Press, 1997.
Brooks, V. W., Howells: His Life and World. New York, NY: Dutton, 1959.
Cady, Edwin H., and Louis J. Budd, ed., On Howells. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1993.
Cook, Don L., William Dean Howells: The Kittery Years. Kittery Point, ME: William Dean Howells Memorial Committee, 1991.
Cooke, Delmar G., William Dean Howells: A Critical Study, New York, NY: Dutton, 1922, reprinted, Arden Library, 1978.
Eble, K. E., William Dean Howells. Boston, MA: Twayne, 2nd edition, 1982.
Gibson, William M., William Dean Howells. University of Minnesota Press, 1967.
Howells, William Dean, Years of My Youth. Illustrations by Clifton Johnson. New York, NY: Harper, 1916.
Howells, W. D., Life in Letters of William Dean Howells, two volumes, edited by daughter Mildred Howells. Doubleday, Doran, 1928, reprinted, Russell, 1968.
Howells, W. D., Criticism and Fiction and Other Essays, Clara Marburg Kirk and Rudolf Kirk, ed. New York University Press, 1959.
Howells, W. D., Letters of an Altrurian Traveller, 1893-94. C. M. Kirk and R. Kirk, ed. Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1961.
Howells, W.D., Stories of Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: American Book Company, 1897.
Howells, W. D., W. D. Howells as Critic. E. H. Cady, ed. Routledge, 1973.
Kirk, C. M., and R. Kirk, W. D. Howells and Art in His Time. New Brunswick, NY: Rutgers University Press, 1965.
Lynn, Kenneth S., William Dean Howells: An American Life. Harcourt, 1971.
Spindler, Michael, American Literature and Social Change: William Dean Howells to Arthur Miller. Indiana University Press, 1983.