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The Rise of Silas Lapham

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William Dean Howell's richly humerous 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.

  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (December 12, 2012)
  • Length: 319 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781625581914

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