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Publisher Comments:

In the fall of 1920, Sinclair Lewis began a novel set in a fast-growing city with the heart and mind of a small town. For the center of his cutting satire of American business he created the bustling, shallow, and myopic George F. Babbitt, the epitome of middle-class mediocrity. The novel cemented Lewiss prominence as a social commentator.

Babbitt basks in his pedestrian success and the popularity it has brought him. He demands high moral standards from those around him while flirting with women, and he yearns to have rich friends while shunning those less fortunate than he. But Babbitts secure complacency is shattered when his best friend is sent to prison, and he struggles to find meaning in his hollow life. He revolts, but finds that his former routine is not so easily thrown over.

Synopsis:

Set in a typical American city in the boom years of the 1920s, this satire speaks of the hypocritical values and capitalist obsession of the Gilded Age.

About the Author

Richard Lingeman is a senior editor of The Nation. He is the author of Small Town America, a biography of Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759253
Introduction:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Lingeman, Richard
Introduction by:
Lingeman, Richard
Introduction:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Lewis, Sinclair
Author:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Bush, Harold K.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
Conformity
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Modern Library classics
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-1
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.06x5.10x.93 in. .68 lbs.

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