The Rise of Silas Lapham
by William Dean Howells
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
About the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, and morals, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage to the aristocratic Corey family, and is successful. Silas's morality does not fail him.
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