This work is an account of Boston Brahmin society and the incursion into that rarefied world of Colonel Silas Lapham of Vermont, and his wife and two ...Show synopsisThis work is an account of Boston Brahmin society and the incursion into that rarefied world of Colonel Silas Lapham of Vermont, and his wife and two daughters. As the family advances further into Boston society, difficulties begin to arise, exacerbated by the Colonel's business problems.Hide synopsis
Edition: First edition. 1st Vintage Library of America
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Description:New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER RE-ISSUE, fresh,...New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER RE-ISSUE, fresh, NEW AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 356 p. Audience: General/trade.9917 9917--William Dean Howell's richly humerous characterization of a self-made millionaire in Boston society provides a paradigm of American culture in the Gilded Age. After establishing a fortune in the paint business, Silas Lapham moves his family from their Vermont farm to the city of Boston, where they awkwardly attempt to break into Brahmin society.
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