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Rise of Silas Lapham

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about 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 to the aristocratic Corey family. Silas' morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers.

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  • "The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about 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 to the aristocratic Corey family. Silas' morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers."
  • "The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about 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 to the aristocratic Corey family. Silas' morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers."@en
  • "The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel about the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards and morals, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage to the aristocratic Corey family and is successful. Silas' morality does not fail him. He loses his money but is able to make the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers."@en
  • "The story of a man who makes a fortune selling paint, and builds a big house on the newly fashionable side of town to prove it. But the old guard won't accept him."
  • "Silas Lapham attempts to break into Boston society in spite of his lack of formal education."
  • "The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about 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 to the aristocratic Corey family. Silas's morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical ..."@en
  • "A skeptical portrait of American business life and its perils, celebrating not the rise but the loss of fortune that makes possible the hero's recovery of his earlier integrity and happiness."@en
  • "A skeptical portrait of American business life and its perils, celebrating not the rise but the loss of fortune that makes possible the hero's recovery of his earlier integrity and happiness."
  • "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."@en
  • "Classic study of a self-made American and the effort of his family to participate in the cultural life of aristocratic Boston."
  • "Colonel Silas Lapham has made his fortune in the paint business and lives in Boston with his wife and daughters. He attempts to move his family into Boston society, but his earlier conduct of business troubles Lapham's conscience. As his company enters troubled financial waters, he faces difficult moral decisions."@en
  • "A greedy, unscrupulous man loses his business and lover. In his humility he begins to think of others and makes not a material, but spiritual and ethical rise."
  • "The effort of the prosperous Laphams to get into Boston society, with their mistakes and disillusionments, the sentimental tragi-comedy of the two daughter in love with the same young man: and Lapham's business troubles, are more or less neatly woven into make the plot."@en
  • "A skeptical portrait of American business life and its perils, celebrating not the rise but the loss of fortune that makes possible the hero's recovery of his integrity and happiness."
  • "The Rise of Silas Lapham is a novel written by William Dean Howells in 1885 about 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 to the aristocratic Corey family. Silas's morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers.- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "The story of the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches and the choices he must make when his business partner proposes unethical dealings."@en
  • "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. - Publisher."
  • "Yankee Silas Lapham, a self-made millionaire, attempts to crash Boston's old-guard, aristocratic society."
  • "This book is Howell's best-known work, and this elegant tale of Boston society and manners is rightly regarded as a subtle classic of its time. Silas Lapham inherits his father's paint business, from which he makes a great deal of money, and moves his family from rural Vermont to cosmopolitan Boston. Attempting to break into the city's sophisticated society he becomes bent on the acquisition of both money and social position. Howells contrasts "old" and "new" money, presenting the representatives of both sympathetically and portraying the attempts of the self-made man to break into the world inhabited by those from "established" families with humour and delicacy."
  • "A text of Howells' novel is followed by commentary, correspondence, and critical essays."

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