eBook The Rise of Silas Lapham (Norton Critical Editions) download
by Don L. Cook,William Dean Howells
Author: Don L. Cook,William Dean Howells
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (September 17, 1982)
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Don L. Cook is Professor of English at Indiana University.
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.
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Silas Lapham is a rough-hewn entrepreneur who has made his fortune in mineral paint
Silas Lapham is a rough-hewn entrepreneur who has made his fortune in mineral paint. Socially ambitious for their daughters, Lapham and his wife encourage the suit of Tom Corey, son of an aristocratic Boston family, whose own parents are appalled by his consorting with vulgar upstarts.
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ISBN: 0393044335 (ISBN13: 9780393044331).
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Other authors: Ellen B. Ballou (Contributor), George N. Bennett (Contributor), Clark W. Bryan (Contributor), Clarence E. Buel (Contributor), Edwin H. Cady (Contributor) - 26 more, Charles L. Campbell (Contributor), Everett Carter (Contributor), Theodore Dreiser (Contributor), Robert Falk (Contributor), Robert M. Figg, III (Contributor), Harold Frederic (Contributor. Only one NCE (no 2nd e.
Rise of Silas Lapham, Businessmen - Fiction, Rich people - Fiction, Socialites - Fiction, Businessmen . Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-519).
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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. The Rise of Silas Lapham has been a steady seller since its publication in book form in 1885, perhaps the only survivor, except for A Hazard of New Fortunes, of the many-volumed fiction of the writer once known as the dean of American letters.
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.
This edition of The Rise of Silas Lapham reprints the text established by Walter J. Meserve and David J. Nordloh for A Selected Edition of W. D. Howells.Extensive historical annotations have been added to the text of this Norton Critical Edition. The process of composition is followed through Howells' initial sketches and letters. Analysis of the contemporary stereotypes and myths that Howells parodied in his novel is provided by Robert Falk, Clark W. Bryan, Theodore Dreiser, and Robie Macauley, and by letters from Roswell Smith to Howells. Contemporary responses by friends and readers, and by critics, illustrate the misunderstanding and hostility with which realistic fiction was sometimes greeted in Howells' time. Critical essays by Donald Pizer, William R. Manierre II, John E. Hart, Harold H. Kolb, George N. Bennett, Everett Carter, and G. Thomas Tanselle represent a variety of ways in which the novel has engaged the attention of critics as well as a broad selection of the critical methods that have been applied to it. As one of the primary documents of American literary realism, the novel raises questions as to the meaning and utility of realism as an aesthetic ideal. These questions are treated in essays by C. Hugh Holman, Henry James, Larzer Ziff, Edwin H. Cady, Robert M. Figg, Charles L. Campbell, and Howells himself. A Selected Bibliography is also included.