William Dean Howells,Morris Dickstein: The Rise of Silas Lapham

The Rise of Silas Lapham


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The Rise of Silas Lapham, byWilliam Dean Howells, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, 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 Barnes & Noble Classics 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 appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.After the Civil War, rapid industrialization created a new crop of American multimillionaires. Although as wealthy as the aristocrats of Boston and New York, the nouveaux riches were rejected by those arrogant guardians of traditional society because of their uneducated tastes and uncouth styles. This class conflict is at the core of The Rise of Silas Lapham, 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 realisma style that would come to dominate twentieth-century American fiction. A 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.Morris Dickstein is 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, A Mirror in the Roadway: Literature and the Real World. He is completing a cultural history of the United States in the 1930s."

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Author: William Dean Howells,Morris Dickstein
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Published Date: 07 Mar 2013
Publisher: Fine Communications,US
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781593082871
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