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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Rise of Silas Lapham&&L/I&&R, by&&LB&&R William Dean Howells&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RAfter the Civil War, rapid industrialization created a new crop of American multimillionaires. Although as wealthy as the "aristocrats" of Boston and New York, the &&LI&&Rnouveaux riches &&L/I&&Rwere rejected by those arrogant guardians of traditional society because of their "uneducated" tastes and uncouth styles. This class conflict is at the core of &&LI&&RThe Rise of Silas Lapham&&L/I&&R, one of the first American novels of manners, one of the first to look at the American businessman and self-made millionaire, and one of the first to employ realism--a style that would come to dominate twentieth-century American fiction.&&LBR&&R &&LBR&&RA devoted husband and father, fairly decent employer, and mostly honest businessman, Silas Lapham has used his father''s small paint company to amass a large fortune. But he yearns to "enter society" and for his two daughters, Penelope and Irene, to marry well. However, blue-blooded Tom Corey''s love for one of the Lapham daughters is thwarted by his mother, who believes Penelope is an overly independent social climber. Meanwhile, Silas''s efforts to be accepted by the Boston Brahmins lead him into dangerous financial waters that threaten to drown his business and swallow his family.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RMorris Dickstein &&L/B&&Ris Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a senior fellow of the Center for the Humanities, which he founded. His latest book is a collection of essays, &&LI&&RA Mirror in the Roadway: Literature and the Real World&&L/I&&R. He is completing a cultural history of the United States in the 1930s. &&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
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display_description"The Rise of Silas Lapham" is William Dean Howells 1885 novel which tells the story of its title character, who inherits his father's paint business and subsequently makes a great deal of money. Silas moves his family from rural Vermont to Boston in order to try and improve his social position. The consequences of which are both humorous and tragic. A sharp contrast is drawn between 'new' and 'old' money by William Dean Howells in this classic work, for which he is best known.
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subject_facetBoston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Businessmen -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
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Howells, William Dean, -- 1837-1920. -- Rise of Silas Lapham
Psychological fiction
Rich people -- Fiction
Socialites -- Fiction
title_displayThe rise of Silas Lapham
title_fullRise of Silas Lapham Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
The Rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] Howells, William Dean.
The rise of Silas Lapham / William Dean Howells
The rise of Silas Lapham / William Dean Howells ; with an introduction and notes by Morris Dickstein
The rise of Silas Lapham / William Dean Howells ; with an introduction by Kermit Vanderbilt
The rise of Silas Lapham / by William Dean Howells
The rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] / William Dean Howells
The rise of Silas Lapham [electronic resource] Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
The rise of Silas Lapham. With biographical illus. and pictures of the setting of the book, together with an introd. by C. David Mead
The rise of Silas Lapham; introd. by Harry Hayden Clark
title_shortThe rise of Silas Lapham
Electronic books
Howells, William Dean
Rich people