The rise of Silas Lapham

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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, Silas Lapham moves his family from their Vermont farm to the city of Boston, where they awkwardly attempt to break into Brahmin society. Silas, greedy for wealth as well as prestige, brings his company to the brink of bankruptcy, and the family is forced to return to Vermont, financially ruined but morally renewed. As Kermit Vanderbilt points out in his introduction, the novel focuses on important themes in the American literary tradition: the efficacy of self-help and determination, the ambiguous benefits of social and economic progress, and the continual contradiction between urban and pastoral values. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Howells, William Dean, -- 1837-1920. -- Rise of Silas Lapham
Psychological fiction
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Socialites -- Fiction
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The Rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] Howells, William Dean.
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The rise of Silas Lapham / William Dean Howells ; with an introduction by Kermit Vanderbilt
The rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] / William Dean Howells
The rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
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