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The Rise of Silas Lapham

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  • Sales Rank:430,975
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:350
  • Publication Date:December 12, 2012
  • ASIN:B00AOIKD8C

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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.

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