The Rise of Silas Lapham - William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham

By William Dean Howells

  • Release Date - Published: 1885-01-01
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: William Dean Howells
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 12 Ratings)

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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. Silas' morality does not fail him.

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  • Just as good as the first time I read it

    5
    By Obiprof
    Although the story takes place in the late 1800's, the people are very real and the moral predicament understandable. This has much to say about today's problems and challenges. A good read (and this is probably the tenth time I've read this in the past forty years).

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