The Philadelphian

The Philadelphian

by Richard Powell
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The Philadelphian by Richard Powell

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780937548646
Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Philadelphian 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.