William Dean Howells (1 book)

(18371920)

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William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.
Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, originally Martinsville, to William Cooper and Mary Dean Howells, Howells was the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer, and moved frequently around Ohio. Howells began to help his father with typesetting and printing work at an… (more)

 

The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to...

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