The Philadelphian

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This 1957 national bestseller by the late Richard Powell, a seventh-generation Philadelphian, was touted by its publisher as a "shocking exposé" of Philadelphia and Main Line society. The novel was released to rave reviews and became the 1959 Oscar-nominee

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Overview

This 1957 national bestseller by the late Richard Powell, a seventh-generation Philadelphian, was touted by its publisher as a "shocking exposé" of Philadelphia and Main Line society. The novel was released to rave reviews and became the 1959 Oscar-nominee

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  • ISBN-13: 9780937548622
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 50
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 62.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Should have read it before I saw the movie

    Very interesting background leading up to modern days. Good book, but I liked the movie better when it covered the later part of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2007

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    I bought this book and had it for a month before I actually started reading it on an plane ride back home because of a flight delay. I live just outside of Philadelphia and it was cool to recognize names mentioned in the book of places and names. It's basically about four generations of a family in Philadelphia attempting to gain credibility and social status, but it's well written enough that those points aren't the only focus of the story. The author did a really good job transitioning from one generation to the next.

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    Posted January 14, 2009

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