Main Street & Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

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Published by Library of America in New York .

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Other titlesBabbitt, Main Street and Babbitt
StatementSinclair Lewis.
SeriesThe Library of America -- 59, Library of America -- 59.
ContributionsLewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
The Physical Object
Pagination898 p. ;
Number of Pages898
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23261202M
ISBN 100940450615
LC Control Number91058224

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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 10 out of 10, a chef d’oeuvre Sinclair Lewis is one of my favorite writers and I was mesmerized by this work and the other masterpieces that I have read by the same author: Arrowsmith, Babbitt and Elmer Gantry Carol Milford is the name of the heroine in the first part of the novel and she becomes Carol Kennicott after she marries/5.

Main Street and Babbitt are views from opposite of the same theme. They are about the reactions of the protagonists to the strictures of their society; how they fought against societal constraints and, in the end, how they overcame them. The choice of Library of America to bind these two novels together is an inspired one/5(21).

In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in remarkable novels presented here in this Library of America volume combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women, who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, “want “to /5(18).

The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community.

“I know of no American novel that more accurately presents the real America,” wrote H.L. Mencken when Babbitt appeared in. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards".

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Babbitt's closest friend Paul Riesling is even more dissatisfied with his life. He is also more vocal. Their Main Street was the entrance hall, with its stone floor, severe marble ceiling, and the inner windows of the shops.

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This book was written and set in the early s but it could have been written yesterday. It is an unflinching and penetrating look at a middle American town and a middle American man, Babbitt.

Over the course of the book Babbitt slowly comes to the realization that something is lacking in his life. He doesn't know quite what it is. The publication of ''Main Street'' ranks with that of ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' as one of the few literary events in American history that proved to be a political and social event as well.

The book Author: Jane Smiley. Main Street () was his first critical and commercial success. Lewis's other noted books include Babbitt (), Arrowsmith (), Elmer Gantry (). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Lewis: Main Street and Babbitt (Library of America) Sinclair Lewis.

Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to explore middle-class life in America as no writer had done before.

These remarkable novels combine biting satire with an lingering affection for the men and women who, as he wrote of Babbitt, want to.

Babbitt is part of the reason Lewis was awarded the Nobel prize for literature inthe first American novelist to receive the honour. Three more from Sinclair Lewis Main Street ( This is the first time we ever hear a character in the book outright criticize the kind of things—like technology and progress—that Babbitt loves so much.

Meanwhile, Babbitt's father-in-law and business partner, Henry Thompson, is scheming with a politician named Jake Offut about how to swindle a land deal that'll make them both a lot of money.

"Sinclair Lewis, Author of Main Street". The above is the inscription on an unpretentious marker in the cemetery of Sauk Centre, Minnesota. It is the middle stone of three, for the famous son is buried between his father, Dr.

Lewis, and his mother, Emma Kermott Lewis, who died when Harry, as he was then called, was six years old. I first read Main Street by Sinclair Lewis back in high school.

I completely identified with the characters. I often say that Main Street was one of my first favorite books. I added it to my Classics Club list and I hope to reread it soon.

And now I want to add Babbitt to my list. February 4, at PM. Babbitt Introduction This is a book for the rebels, the slackers, the artists, the daredevils, and any kid who has fled (or is dying to flee) the 'burbs. It's about George Babbit, who has always done everything he's supposed to do and finds himself, as a result, super-duper miserable.

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From Wikipedia: Babbitt, first published inis a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, its main theme focuses on the power of conformity, and the vacuity of middle-class American life. Babbitt's Books, Normal, Illinois.

3, likes 1 talking about this were here. Normal's premiere locally-owned independent bookstore specializing in unique, rare, & collectible books/5(98). Author: Sinclair Lewis Publisher: Panther Books () [First published by Jonathan Cape Ltd.] Number of Pages: How long it took me to read: Roughly 3 weeks How it was given to me: A friend bought it at a second-hand shop, but didn’t have time to read it.

The book then got passed on to me, in case it was my ‘kind of thing’. "Main Street" and "Babbitt" are 2 most important books created by There were 2 other books written by Lewis, that influenced me in my young age and inspired me to have a lot of thought about them: "Arrowsmith" and "Royal Kingsblood".

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Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American Libraries. Uploaded by Tracey Pages: Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything. But when a personal crisis forces the middle-aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values.

Widely considered Sinclair Lewis' greatest novel, this satire remains an ever-relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life.

Main Street and Babbitt are views from opposite of the same theme. They are about the reactions of the protagonists to the strictures of their society; how they fought against societal constraints and, in the end, how they overcame them.

The choice of Library of America to /5(11). The first of his major novels of the s, Sinclair Lewis's Main Street satirizes the manners of the American Middle West. Here is the story of Carol Kennicott, who, to be accepted, must adapt to the ways of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.

Main Street () was his first critical and commercial success. Lewis’s other noted books include Babbitt (), Arrowsmith (), Elmer Gantry (). Main Street by Sinclair Lewis and a great selection of related books, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. The dust jacket is missing. Lewis At Zenith: A Three-Novel Omnibus: Main Street, Babbitt And Arrowsmith. Lewis, Sinclair. Published by.Read CHAPTER I of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. The text begins: CHAPTER I THE towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods.

They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-buildings. The mist took pity on the fretted structures of earlier generations: the Post Office. Babbitt. By. Sinclair Lewis. Read Online.

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