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The Rise of Silas Lapham. by William Dean Howells - Reprint of the hardcover edition published by Indiana University - 1983. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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The Rise of Silas Lapham.

by William Dean Howells

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New York, NY Penguin Books, 1983. Paperback Reprint of the hardcover edition published by Indiana University Press in 1971. First Edition Thus (1983), not directly stated, but implied by the lack of subsequent printings noted (as would have been Penguin's customary practice). The Original Edition was published in 1885. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the extremities; a tiny tear at the outside edge of the rear panel has been carefully repaired with clear cellophane tape; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the white areas of the background field of the panels; three pages dog-eared at the upper corner tip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless, if no longer "fresh". Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome close to like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.75 inches). xxx, 368 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Kermit Vanderbilt. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. Reprint of the hardcover edition published by Indiana University Press in 1971. First Edition Thus (1983), not directly stated, but implied by the lack of subsequent printings noted (as would have been Penguin's customary practice). The Original Edition was published in 1885. Penguin American Library Series. Trade Paperback.

William Dean Howells was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on March 1, 1837. His father was a printer and newspaperman, and the family moved from town to town. Howells went to school where he could. As a boy he began learning the printer’s skill. By the time he was in his teens he was setting type for his own verse. Between 1856 and 1861 he worked as a reporter for the Ohio State Journal . About this time his poems began to appear in the Atlantic Monthly . His campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln, compiled in 1860, prompted the administration to offer him the consulship at Venice, a post he held from 1861 to 1865. He married Elinor Gertrude Meade, a young woman from Vermont, in 1862 Paris. On his return to the United States in 1865, Howells worked in New York before going to Boston as assistant to James T. Fields of The Atlantic Monthly . In 1871 he became editor-in-chief of the magazine. In this position he worked with many young writers, among them Mark Twain and Henry James, both of whom became his close friends. His first novel, Their Wedding Journey , appeared in 1872. The Rise of Silas Lapham was serialized in Century Magazine before it was published in book form in 1885. A Hazard of New Fortunes was published five years later. His position as critic, writer, and enthusiastic exponent of the new realism earned William Dean Howells the respected title of Dean of American Letters. He died in 1920.




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