Questions tagged [william-dean-howells]

Questions about the works of the American novelist William Dean Howells (1837 – 1920) and his life as a writer. Howells is best known for the novels 'The Rise of Silas Lapham' (1885) and 'A Traveler from Altruria' (1894).

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How to pronounce Silas Lapham's last name

How would the author of The Rise of Silas Lapham have pronounced the last name of his title character? Please provide supporting evidence for your answer.