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Indian Summer (New York Review Books Classics)

Indian Summer (New York Review Books Classics) - William Dean Howells,  Wendy Lesser Charming late 19th century romance of errors, set in Florence where a 41 year old American bachelor has come to revisit the scene of his earlier disappointment in love and have his midlife crisis. He finds himself torn between the the wrong girl and the right woman and will the characters make use of their circumstances to grow up? Contemporaries Henry James and Edith Wharton have reputations that tower over Howells, but Indian Summer is a sweet, reflective and delicately observed novel, worth reading on its own merits.