The well-known novels of William Dean Howell William Dean Howells

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The well-known novels of William Dean Howell, The book including:>The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885), is a realistic novel . The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. SilasMoreThe well-known novels of William Dean Howell, The book including:>The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885), is a realistic novel . 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 daughters marriage into the aristocratic Corey family.

Silass 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. (wikipedia)>>A Hazard of New Fortunes (1889), In this novel, Howells discusses the American Civil War, while also dealing 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.

A Hazard of New Fortunes is one of Howells most important examples of American literary Realism. (wikipedia)About the Author:William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. 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 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.



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