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The Rise of Silas Lapham
     

The Rise of Silas Lapham

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by William Dean Howells
 

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The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility.

Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage to the aristocratic Corey family.

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The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility.

Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage to the aristocratic Corey family.

21st Century Wall Street frauds and thieves could learn much from the moral struggle expressed in this classic novel.

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BN ID:
2940013252172
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
823 KB

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The Rise Of Silas Lapham 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text has quite a few typos that are nearly impossible to overlook.