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The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Rise of Silas Lapham is the most widely read of W.D. Howells’ novels. An example of literary realism, the story is about a farmer (Silas Lapham) who launches a very successful paint business, and moves his family up the social ladder of Boston. Lapham, however, is not one of the new types of American businessman, the ruthless plutocrat, rather he is the old-fashioned trustworthy Yankee trader, and the story deals with how he fares in the industrial capitalist environment. It is also a novel of manners, telling the story of the courtship of a daughter, and the difficulties the family deals with in attempting to move from one social class to another. (Summary by Margaret Espaillat)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

44:39