Literature and Life (Complete)

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Author: William Dean Howells

Sawdust in the Arena

It was in the old Roman arena of beautiful Verona that the circus events I wish to speak of took place; in fact, I had the honor and profit of seeing two circuses there. Or, strictly speaking, it was one entire circus that I saw, and the unique speciality of another, the dying glory of a circus on its last legs, the triumphal fall of a circus superb in adversity.

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Chicago: William Dean Howells, "Sawdust in the Arena," Literature and Life (Complete), ed. Davis, Charles Belmont, 1866-1926 in Literature and Life (Complete) (New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909), Original Sources, accessed July 24, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49PZ4NUW2CPBDIL.

MLA: Howells, William Dean. "Sawdust in the Arena." Literature and Life (Complete), edited by Davis, Charles Belmont, 1866-1926, in Literature and Life (Complete), Vol. 22, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909, Original Sources. 24 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49PZ4NUW2CPBDIL.

Harvard: Howells, WD, 'Sawdust in the Arena' in Literature and Life (Complete), ed. . cited in 1909, Literature and Life (Complete), Doubleday, Page & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 24 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49PZ4NUW2CPBDIL.