The Rise of Silas Lapham Summary
William Dean Howells

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The Rise of Silas Lapham Summary

The novel "The Rise of Silas Lapham" is the story of a man's rise to high moral standards even as his prosperity diminishes and he finds himself facing financial ruin. The side themes of a mistaken love, the construction and destruction of an expensive home and the bad dealings of a former partner are among the subplots that are woven masterfully into the main theme of the novel. Through all of...

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