The Rise Of Silas Lapham

The Rise Of Silas Lapham

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by William Dean Howells
     
 

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First published in book form in 1885, William Dean Howells's timeless epic of a self-made man, The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman-and the first to treat its theme with a realism that was to foreshadow the work of modern writers.

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First published in book form in 1885, William Dean Howells's timeless epic of a self-made man, The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman-and the first to treat its theme with a realism that was to foreshadow the work of modern writers.

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Howells's 1884 novel pits new money against old, as commoner Lapham attempts to infiltrate Boston's upper crust after making his fortune. Set in Trinidad before the end of slavery, Wilkins's tale offers a more serious clash. Laurine, a mixed-race freed slave, endeavors to free her mother and escape with her runaway lover. It was released in 1854. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781434471512
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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The Rise of Silas Lapham 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ChuckCC More than 1 year ago
I love this book. A morality tale on ambition, wealth, social standing. It is both sad and hilarious and ultimately uplifting.
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Typos and font translation problems abound.
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