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The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN : 9781775416500
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  • William Dean Howells' 1885 novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham tells the story of its protagonist's materialistic aspirations; his rise from rags to riches. Despite making a fortune in business, Silas feels he lacks social position; he banks on the marriage of his daughter to an aristocratic family to change this. But Silas faces a moral quandary when his business partner suggests dodgy business dealings.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 958
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030750841
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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    The Rise Of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : N.a
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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Signet Classics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0451524969
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • This edition of The Rise of Silas Lapham reprints the text established by Walter J. Meserve and David J. Nordloh for A Selected Edition of W. D. Howells.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9783368240691
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9783749470037
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • WHEN Bartley Hubbard went to interview Silas Lapham for the "Solid Men of Boston" series, which he undertook to finish up in The Events, after he replaced their original projector on that newspaper, Lapham received him in his private office by previous appointment. "Walk right in!" he called out to the journalist, whom he caught sight of through the door of the counting-room. He did not rise from the desk at which he was writing, but he gave Bartley his left hand for welcome, and he rolled his large head in the direction of a vacant chair. "Sit down! I'll be with you in just half a minute." "Take your time," said Bartley, with the ease he instantly felt. "I'm in no hurry." He took a note-book from his pocket, laid it on his knee, and began to sharpen a pencil.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN : UOM:39015014533890
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  • Genre : Boston (Mass.)
  • 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.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells,Pat Keating
  • Publisher : Cliff Notes
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 0822011476
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  • Genre : Study Aids
  • 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. This is a book of tragicomedy, romanticism, realism, society and art, as well as a study of American culture.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1548433950
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  • The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. 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. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. The resolution of the love triangle of Irene Lapham, Tom Corey, and Penelope Lapham highlights Howells' rejection of the conventions of sentimental romantic novels as unrealistic and deceitful.PLOT: The novel begins with Silas Lapham being interviewed for a newspaper profile, during which he explains his financial success in the mineral paint business. The Lapham family is somewhat self-conscious in their sudden rise on the social ladder and often fumble in their attempts at following etiquette norms. They decide to build a new home in the fashionable Back Bay neighborhood, and Lapham spares no expense ensuring it is at the height of fashion. Tom Corey, a young man from a well-respected high-class family, shows an interest in the Lapham girls; Mr. and Mrs. Lapham assume he is attracted to Irene, the beautiful younger daughter. Corey joins the Lapham's paint business in an attempt to find his place in the world, rather than rely on the savings of his father, Bromfield Corey. When Tom Corey begins calling on the Laphams regularly, everyone assumes his interest in Irene has grown, and Irene takes a fancy to him. Corey, however, astounds both families by revealing his love for Penelope, the elder, more plain-looking, but more intelligent daughter who possesses an unusual sense of humor, a sophisticated literary passion, and a sensible but inquiring mind. Though Penelope has feelings for Tom Corey, she is held back by the romantic conventions of the era, not wanting to act on her love for fear of betraying her sister. Silas Lapham's former business partner Milton K. Rogers reappears in his life, asking for money for a series of schemes. Mrs. Lapham urges her husband to support the man, whom he had pushed out of the paint company in what was deemed an inappropriate manner. Lapham's dealings with Rogers, however, result in a substantial financial loss. His major asset, the new home on Beacon Street, burns down before its completion. The Laphams are humbly forced to move to their ancestral home in the countryside, where the mineral paint was first developed..... William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters." He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Early life and family: William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, Ohio (now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio) to William Cooper Howells and Mary Dean Howells, the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer who moved frequently around Ohio. In 1840, the family settled in Hamilton, Ohio, where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgianism.Their nine years there were the longest period that they stayed in one place. The family had to live frugally, although the young Howells was encouraged by his parents in his literary interests. He began at an early age to help his father with typesetting and printing work, a job known at the time as a printer's devil. In 1852, his father arranged to have one of his poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him..........

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    THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (Unabridged): American Classic
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : E-Artnow
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 8027332419
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Howells' maybe the most famous novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham, 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. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers. The resolution of the love triangle of Irene Lapham, Tom Corey, and Penelope Lapham highlights Howells' rejection of the conventions of sentimental romantic novels as unrealistic and deceitful. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) Realist Novel by William Dean Howells
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1523673281
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  • The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. 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. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. The resolution of the love triangle of Irene Lapham, Tom Corey, and Penelope Lapham highlights Howells' rejection of the conventions of sentimental romantic novels as unrealistic and deceitful.

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    New Essays on The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : Donald E. Pease,Professor of English Comparative Literature and African-American Literature Donald E Pease,Emory Elliot
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0521378982
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Argues the renewed importance of Howells's novel for an understanding of literature as a social force as well as a literary form.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham (Special Edition)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1544185197
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to remedy through his daughter's marriage to the scion of the aristocratic Corey family.

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    A Hazard of New Fortunes
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547002611
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The book, which takes place in late 19th century New York City, tells the story of Basil March, who finds himself in the middle of a dispute between his employer, a self-made millionaire named Dryfoos, and his old German teacher, an advocate for workers' rights named Lindau. The main character of the novel, Basil March, provides the main perspective throughout the novel. He resides in Boston with his wife and children until he is persuaded by his idealistic friend Fulkerson to move to New York to help him start a new magazine, where the writers benefit in a primitive form of profit sharing. Considered by to be author's best work, the book is also considered to be the first novel to portray New York City. In this novel, Howells primarily deals with issues of post-war "Gilded Age" America, like labor disputes, the rise of the self-made millionaire, the growth of urban America, the influx of immigrants, and other industrial-era problems. Also, Howells here portrays a variety of people from different backgrounds. The book was well-received for its portrayal of social injustice. _x000D_ William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.

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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : Lillian Keal Sabine
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071699628
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  • Genre : One-act plays, American
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    The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Author : Willam Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1546907963
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to remedy through his daughter's marriage to the scion of the aristocratic Corey family.

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    Study Guide to The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
  • Author : Intelligent Education
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1645425401
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  • Genre : Study Aids
  • A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Dean Howells's The Rise of Silas Lapham, one of the many in Howells' movement into strong anti-romantic realism and social criticism. As a novel of the realism movement, The Rise of Silas Lapham began Howells' trend of incorporating Christian Socialism in his writing-a theory that the common welfare could be improved along guidelines of Christian ethical principles. Moreover, Howells is considered to be the father of American realism. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Howells' classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

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    The rise of Silas Lapham; a comedy in four acts
  • Author : Lillian Sabine
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : RUTGERS:39030018978876
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    William Dean Howells - Premium Collection: 27 Novels in One Volume (Illustrated)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 2980
  • ISBN : 9788026848875
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This carefully crafted ebook: "William Dean Howells - Premium Collection: 27 Novels in One Volume (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction. Table of Contents: Introduction William Dean Howells by Charles Dudley Warner Novels A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle The Flight of Pony Baker The March Family Trilogy: Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey Reminiscences and Autobiography A Boy's Town Years of My Youth

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    William Dean Howells: Novels 1875-1886 (LOA #8)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0940450046
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The four novels collected in this Library of America volume are among the classic works from the immensely productive career of America’s most influential man of letters at the turn of the twentieth century. William Dean Howells was a champion of French and Russian realistic writers and a brilliant advocate of the most controversial American writers of his own time. In A Foregone Conclusion (1875), a young American painter roams through Europe for years before at last deciding to marry the woman who, he erroneously thinks, has been in love with an Italian priest turned agnostic. A Modern Instance (1882) offers an unflinching portrait of an unhappy marriage and ends with a hero barred by his perhaps overscrupulous conscience from marrying the divorced heroine. Once again personal dilemmas are seen as symptoms of the rapid displacement of older social and religious stabilities by opportunism and commercial progress. One of the most engaging of all his novels, Indian Summer(1885), is touched with the Jamesian glamour of romantic confusion among two American couples in Italy. Here Howells’s realism takes a quietly humorous turn. Situations which might be exploited by another novelist for their theatrical or melodramatic possibilities are instead eroded by the often trivial or casual experiences of everyday living. Characteristically, Howells is opposed to exaggeration in the interest of discovering how people, despite the crises that beset them, manage to find their way. The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885), Howells’s best-known work, gives a brilliantly 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. “There are,” remarked a contemporary reviewer, “thousands of Silas Laphams throughout the United States,” and present-day readers might agree that there still are. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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    A Modern Instance
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : OSU:32435009443342
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    CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
  • Author : William Dean 1837-1920 Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1360931406
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  • Genre : History
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    THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY: Their Wedding Journey, A Hazard of New Fortunes & Their Silver Wedding Journey
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9788026848929
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This carefully crafted ebook: "THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY: Their Wedding Journey, A Hazard of New Fortunes & Their Silver Wedding Journey" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In his first novel Howells introduces to us the March Family from Boston, a newly married couple. The story follows Basil and Isabel March on their honeymoon journey to New York and Hudson River, then west to Niagara Falls and finally to Quebec and Montreal. The story continues in A Hazard of New Fortunes when Marches, now with children, move from Boston to New York. The book, which takes place in late 19th century New York City, tells the story of Basil March, who finds himself in the middle of a dispute between his employer, a self-made millionaire and his old German teacher, an advocate for workers' rights. Finally, the story of the March family is completed in Their Silver Wedding Journey where Howells follows Basil and Isabel on their trip to Germany. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.

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    The Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 1658
  • ISBN : 9788075838315
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Musaicum Books presents to you "The Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)” formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Table of Contents: A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey The Flight of Pony Baker Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Boy Life Between the Dark and the Daylight The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories Buying a Horse The Night Before Christmas A Counterfeit Presentment Bride Roses A Likely Story Evening Dress Five O'Clock Tea The Albany Depot The Elevator The Garotters The Parlor Car The Register The Sleeping-Car Poems Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities Stories of Ohio Criticism and Fiction Literary Friends and Acquaintance Literature and Life My Literary Passions Imaginary Interviews and Other Essays Modern Italian Poets A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction The Man of Letters as a Man of Business Emile Zola Henry James Carl Schurz A Boy's Town Years of My Youth…

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    William Dean Howells
  • Author : Susan Goodman,Carl Dawson
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 9780520930247
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Possibly the most influential figure in the history of American letters, William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was, among other things, a leading novelist in the realist tradition, a formative influence on many of America's finest writers, and an outspoken opponent of social injustice. This biography, the first comprehensive work on Howells in fifty years, enters the consciousness of the man and his times, revealing a complicated and painfully honest figure who came of age in an era of political corruption, industrial greed, and American imperialism. Written with verve and originality in a highly absorbing style, it brings alive for a new generation a literary and cultural pioneer who played a key role in creating the American artistic ethos. William Dean Howells traces the writer's life from his boyhood in Ohio before the Civil War, to his consularship in Italy under President Lincoln, to his rise as editor of Atlantic Monthly. It looks at his writing, which included novels, poems, plays, children's books, and criticism. Howells had many powerful friendships among the literati of his day; and here we find an especially rich examination of the relationship between Howells and Mark Twain. Howells was, as Twain called him, "the boss" of literary critics—his support almost single-handedly made the careers of many writers, including African Americans like Paul Dunbar and women like Sarah Orne Jewett. Showcasing many noteworthy personalities—Henry James, Edmund Gosse, H. G. Wells, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, and many others—William Dean Howells portrays a man who stood at the center of American literature through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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    Criticism and Fiction
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044010226181
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  • Genre : Criticism
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    A Chance Acquaintance
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031236980
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    The Rise of Silas Lapham, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1332916600
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • Excerpt from The Rise of Silas Lapham, Vol. 1 Walk right in! He called out to the journalist, whom he caught sight of through the door of the counting-room. He did not rise from the desk at which be m writing, but he gave Bartley his left hand for welcome, and he rolled his large hand in the direction of a vacant chair. Sit down! I'll be with you in just half I minute. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    H. M. Pulham, Esquire
  • Author : John P. Marquand
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9781504015707
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Harvard reunion prompts a Boston Brahmin’s search for meaning in this comedy of manners by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Point of No Return. In preparation for the twenty-fifth reunion of his class at Harvard, Harry Pulham is asked to collect and edit the personal histories of his fellow alumni. A glance at the previous year’s class book tells him just how tedious the assignment will be: “I have been very busy all this time practising corporation law and trying to raise a family,” a typical entry reads. “I still like to go to the football games and cheer for Harvard.” Harry’s autobiography is almost indistinguishable from those of his classmates. From his career at a Boston investment firm to his marriage to childhood friend Kay Motford, he has always made the safe, familiar choice—with one exception. For a brief interlude after World War I, Harry joined an advertising agency in Manhattan and fell in love with a beautiful, independent woman unlike anyone he had ever met. A wholly unexpected future opened up for him in those few months, but when family obligations called him back to New England, the relationship came to a sudden end. Now, twenty years later, Harry believes that his story could not have turned out any other way. A clever satire that achieves heartbreaking poignancy, H. M. Pulham, Esquire is a masterpiece from the author declared by the New York Times to be “our foremost fictional chronicler of the well-born.”

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    A Traveler from Altruria & Through the Eye of the Needle (Dystopian Classics)
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9788026848912
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This carefully crafted ebook: "A Traveler from Altruria & Through the Eye of the Needle (Dystopian Classics)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Set during the early 1890s in a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast of the United States, A Traveler from Altruria is narrated by a Mr Twelvemough, a popular author of light fiction who has been selected to function as host to a visitor from the faraway island of Altruria called Mr Homos. In the novel, the island state of Altruria serves as a foil to America, whose citizens, compared to Altrurians, appear selfish, obsessed with money, and emotionally imbalanced. Mainly, A Traveler from Altruria is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its consequences, and of the Gilded Age in particular. Through the Eye of the Needle is a Utopian novel that follows A Traveler from Altruria. Howells casts this book in the form of an epistolary novel — a form favored by some other Utopian and dystopian writers. Aristides Homos, Howells's Altrurian protagonist, writes a series of letters home to his friend Cyril. Homos is now located in the densely urban environment of New York City, where he confronts the contrasts between America c. 1900 and his own pastoral and agrarian Utopianism in their most extreme forms. The dramatic center of the book is the love affair between Homos and Evelith Strange, a wealthy widow of the American plutocracy. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel.

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    The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism
  • Author : Donald Pizer,Professor Donald Pizer, PhD
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0521438764
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
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    My Mark Twain
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106002064563
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  • Reminiscences of Howells' friendship with Mark Twain, followed by criticism of about a dozen of his major works.

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    Suburban Sketches
  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029917120
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  • Genre : American essays
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