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Quotation by William Dean Howells
In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and ... in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere.
William Dean Howells (1837–1920), U.S. novelist, critic. "Their Silver Wedding Journey," Harper's (New York, September 1899).
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