The Rise of Silas Lapham

The Rise of Silas Lapham

Paperback Oxford World's Classics

By (author) William D. Howells, Volume editor John W. Crowley

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 434 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 186mm x 24mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192823558
  • ISBN 13: 9780192823557
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition

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A major American novel centring on a business man, "The Rise of Silas Lapham" (1885), explores the capitalist ethos of the American Gilded Age. It is also a novel of manners that shows the comic confrontation of old wealth and new riches. This edition, reprints the text, and offers the full explanatory notes.

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"Good to have a high quality, affordable paperback edition of this foundational text of the American realist movement."--Phillip Barrish, University of Texas at Austin"An excellent edition, clearly printed."--Dan Fineman, Occidental College