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Main Street (Bantam Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780553214512
ISBN10: 0553214519
Condition: Standard
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Flying Olive, December 15, 2012 (view all comments by Flying Olive)
Main Street, while written about people nearly a hundred years ago, is quite a relevant tale about a woman compromising her values to move to a small town and live a conventional life. While the specifics of social climbing and commercial status symbols differ, the struggle of the main character to retain her sense of self while fulfilling society's demands are true to today's world. An interesting critique of feminism's goals then and now!
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Flying Olive, December 15, 2012 (view all comments by Flying Olive)
Main Street, while written about people nearly a hundred years ago, is quite a relevant tale about a woman compromising her values to move to a small town and live a conventional life. While the specifics of social climbing and commercial status symbols differ, the struggle of the main character to retain her sense of self while fulfilling society's demands are true to today's world. An interesting critique of feminism's goals then and now!
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leespeaks, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by leespeaks)
Honestly, I started this book last spring not expecting much. I was quickly amazed at how good it was and how often I've thought of it since I finished reading.

I expected an indictment of small mindedness in small towns. What I got was a shrewd portrait of a small town and human nature.
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papermaven, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by papermaven)
This is an interesting picture of small town life 100 years ago. Characters are, for the most part, credible and sympathetic. What I found most engaging, however, is how familiar the themes of individuality, personal gain (not to say greed), progress, and marginalization sound in our time and place.
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A J MACLAREN, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by A J MACLAREN)
Written in 1920, the book captures the flavor of a small rural town and the not unreasonable (for that era) provincial views and prejudices of its citizens. Not much different than today although so many of these small towns have declined to almost nothing as people relocate to bigger towns and the large stores gather up the business.
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ISBN:
9780553214512
Introduction:
Dickstein, Morris
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Introduction by:
Dickstein, Morris
Introduction:
Dickstein, Morris
Author:
Lewis, Sinclair
Location:
Oklahoma City, Okla. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Married women -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;novel;classics;american;minnesota;literature;20th century;american literature;satire;small town;nobel prize;marriage;sinclair lewis;america;midwest;usa;american fiction;1920s;us;classic literature;nobel;librarian;feminism;historical fictio
Subject:
fiction;classic;novel;classics;american;minnesota;literature;20th century;american literature;satire;small town;nobel prize;marriage;sinclair lewis;america;midwest;usa;american fiction;1920s;us;classic literature;nobel;librarian;feminism;historical fictio
Subject:
fiction;classic;novel;classics;american;minnesota;literature;20th century;american literature;satire;small town;nobel prize;marriage;sinclair lewis;america;midwest;usa;american fiction;1920s;us;classic literature;nobel;librarian;feminism;historical fictio
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classic
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
6.87x4.20x.91 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This classic by Sinclair Lewis shattered the  sentimental American myth of happy small-town life  with its satire. Main Street  attacks the conformity and dullness of early 20th  Century midwestern village life in the story of Carol  Milford, the city girl who marries the town doctor.  Her efforts to bring culture to the prairie  village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, and petty  small-minded bigotry. Lewis's complex and compelling  work established him as an important character in  American literature.
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