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Author Wister, Owen, 1860-1938.

Title Romney : and other new works about Philadelphia / Owen Wister ; edited by James A. Butler.

Publication Info. University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2001]


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Description 1 online resource (lvi, 259 pages) : illustrations
Summary Here, published for the first time, is the complete fragment of Romney together with two of his other unpublished Philadelphia works. Wister set Romney in Philadelphia (called Monopolis in the novel) during the 1880s, when, as he saw it, the city was passing from the old to a new order. The hero of the story, Romney, is a man of "no social position" who nonetheless rises to the top because he has superior ability. It is thus a novel about the possibilities for meaningful social change in a democracy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Subject Social change -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. (OCoLC)fst01204170
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Butler, James, 1945-
Other Form: Print version: Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Romney. University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2001 0271021217 9780271021218 (DLC) 00140089 (OCoLC)45714897
ISBN 9780271030906 (electronic bk.)
0271030909 (electronic bk.)
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