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Rise of Silas Lapham

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ISBN-10: 0393091651

ISBN-13: 9780393091656

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Dean Howells, Don L. Cook

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List price: $12.00
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

William Dean Howells was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio on March 1, 1837. He dropped out of school to work as a typesetter and a printer's apprentice. He taught himself through intensive reading and the study of Spanish, French, Latin, and German. He wrote a campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Lincoln appointed him U.S. consul in Venice, Italy in 1861 as a reward. After returning to the U.S. several years later, he became an assistant editor for The Atlantic Monthly, later becoming editor from 1871 to 1881. He also wrote columns for Harper's New Monthly Magazine and occasional pieces for The North American Review. As an editor and critic, he was a proponent of American realism.…    

Don L. Cook is Professor of English at Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been granted a Fulbright award, an American Philosophical Society grant, and an Eli Lilly Open Fellowship. He is one of the editors of A Selected Edition of W. D. Howells; he has also edited The Algerine Captive by Royall Tyler and has headed the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions and the Association for Documentary Editing.