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ISBN: 0451518500
Author: William Dean Howells
Language: English
Publisher: Signet Classics (March 1, 1963)
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio

William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Between 1856 and 1861, he worked as a reporter for the Ohio State Journal. About this time, his poems began to appear in The Atlantic. Published by Signet Classics, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. First Signet Classics Printing, March 1963. Silas Lapham is not a crook, as many of those who resisted the rise of the robber barons liked to allege; he has been, despite the one rough but legitimate ousting of an undesirable partner, scrupulously honest in his business practices, nor do the Coreys, whose ancestors ha. ve been painted by Copley, claim otherwise.

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows 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 into the aristocratic Corey family.

The Early Prose Writings of William Dean Howells, 1853–1861. New York: Viking, 1966. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1990. Zheng, Da. Moral Economy and American Realistic Novels. New York: P. Lang, 1996. The spelling and punctuation have been brought into conformity with modern American usage. Looking for more? Visit Penguin. com for more about this author and a complete list of their books. Discover your next great read! William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham.

In Howell’s novel The Rise of Silas Lapham, Silas and his family moved from their farm in Vermont to the city of Boston .

In Howell’s novel The Rise of Silas Lapham, Silas and his family moved from their farm in Vermont to the city of Boston where Silas hoped to continue making it big in the paint business. Throughout the time that he was earning all of his money and trying to settle in the elitist class of Boston society, Silas continually lost his morals and ethics. He cites Howells' success in dramatizing the process of amalgamation between the old and new rich. He assesses that amalgamation as already hovering in 1885.

William Dean Howells' richly humorous characterization of a self-made millionaire in Boston society provides a. .

William Dean Howells' richly humorous characterization of a self-made millionaire in Boston society provides a paradigm of American culture in the Gilded Age. After establishing a fortune in the paint business. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. His father was a printer and newspaperman, and the family moved from town to town.

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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. This carefully crafted ebook: "THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (Unabridged) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction. In Howells' maybe the most famous novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham, the story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility.

Download Willian Dean Howells's The Rise of Silas Lapham for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. WHEN Bartley Hubbard went to interview Silas Lapham for the "Solid Men of Boston" series, which he undertook to finish up in The Events, after he replaced their original projector on that newspaper, Lapham received him in his private office by previous appointment. Walk right in!" he called out to the journalist, whom he caught sight of through the door of the counting-room. He did not rise from the desk at which he was writing, but he gave Bartley his left hand for welcome, and he rolled his large head in the direction of a vacant chair. Sit down! I'll be with.

Silas Lapham is a man of conscience who fully realizes his folly

Silas Lapham is a man of conscience who fully realizes his folly. Silas Lapham is a man of conscience who fully realizes his folly.

Comments:

Rageseeker
This appears to be a condensation as other offerings of it run 300-400 pages; this edition is less than 160. It's an excellent story of a businessman and his family and their clash with a family of snobbish uppercrust Bostonians. Lapham seems to try always to do the right thing, but his successes are hauled down by a few failures.. An excellent read if your interest is held by these themes.
Ydely
No novel more exemplifies the principles of American literary realism than Silas Lapham. All too often obscured in the light of his two best friends, Mark Twain and Henry James, Howells was himself one of the greatest and most prolific novelists of the nineteenth century, as well as the principal theoretician of the prosaics of Realism. And he loved his wife, Winnie. Good guy.
Gunos
Always mentioned as a highly influential writer I had never read a novel by William Dean Howells. This book is a window into a time capsule which is not easily accessible of time in late 19th century Boston. The characters are vivid. The action both puzzles and surprises. Our overly media dependent culture can be tempered by a good read in a time and place beyond our experience. If you want to retreat, or advance, depending on your perspective to complete other reality, Silas Lapham will do the trick.
Yla
This is fine 19th century novel. The story and the characters carry the reader along with anticipation until the ending. It is refreshing to read a novel where actions have consequences, and the protagonists bear gracefully even the negative consequences. Howells has a clear, and positive, view of human nature. Recommended as a good story well told.
Utchanat
The kids I know are glued to the computer/smart phone/kindle already.. Why not help them read something like a classic? Provided hours of entertainment and taught a few good lessons along the way..They go back to it several times as well..
Mejora
This novel is a joy to read. A wonderful realist novel. There are charming subtleties throughout all of Howells' novel that will only be noticed and appreciated by a close reader. Often, one single word choice can fill a sentence with an emotional tinge. The plot is more about Lapham's downfall than his rise; however, the realist glorification of the commonplace is the endgame here. Beautiful writing throughout, but the last fifty pages are where Howells shines.
lolike
This is a sweet story overall, well constructed, with points of intrigue, anguish, a twist, elation, and a subtle, pertinent "moral of the story" ending. A recommended candidate for a classics reading list.
Many of the reviews I read of this book were critical, so I was surprised to find that only a short way into the book, I could not put it down. Silas reminded me of Michael Henchard, the mayor of Casterbridge: full of problems, but somehow likeable in spite of all. Although it is not a top tier classic, it is puzzling that not a single copy of this "Gilded Age" American novel is in the St. Louis County library system, although the Cliff Notes are.

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