Babbitt - eBook
Babbitt - eBook  -     By: Sinclair Lewis
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Joe Books Inc.
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781927854402
ISBN-13: 9781927854402

Publisher's Description

Published in 1922, Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt is a satirical novel about middle class America and its conformist, consumerist culture. It was an instant hit upon its publication but also the target of controversy. The book follows everyman George F. Babbitt as he goes about his daily life as a real estate agent, father, and husband. Contradictions arise however as Babbitt purchases alcohol despite his public support of Prohibition and laments his supposedly fulfilling job as nerve-wracking and dull. His placid life is soon upset by violence, sending Babbitt into a spiral where he questions everything he once took for granted. An allegory about freedom and the American dream, Babbitt is an enduring classic.

Author Bio

Nobel Prize-winning writer Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) is best known for novels like Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith (for which he was awarded but declined the Pulitzer Prize), and Elmer Gantry. A writer from his youth, Lewis wrote for and edited the Yale Literary Magazine while a student, and started his literary career writing popular stories for magazines and selling plots to other writers like Jack London. Lewis's talent for description and creating unique characters won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930, making him the first American writer to win the prestigious award. Considered to be one of the "greats" of American literature, Lewis was honoured with a Great Americans series postage stamp, and his work has been adapted for both stage and screen.

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