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Sinclair Lewis, Complete collection
Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in... More > Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women.
In this ebook:
Main Street, (1920)
Free Air (1919)
The Job, (1917).
The Trail of the Hawk (1915)
The Innocents (1917)
Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, (1914)
It Can't Happen Here
The Prodigal Parents
Work of Art
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The Works of Sinclair Lewis
This collection of the works of Sinclair Lewis, 1885-1951, contains the following books:
Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, Main Street & Babbit
In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the attitudes of the generation that... More > created the cult of consumerism. With a sharp eye for detail and keen powers of observation, Lewis tracks successful realtor George Babbitt's daily struggles to rise to the top of his profession while maintaining his reputation as an upstanding family man.< Less
In 1922, Babbitt was a successful businessman doing his best to climb a few rungs up the ladder. When the non-conformist life calls to him he finds that even non-conformity has its set of rules. When... More > he realizes that his home and family are the most important thing to him he regains his old life. Lewis Sinclair claims that Babbitt is everyman, and his town is every town.< Less
The Trail of the Hawk: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life
The Trail of the Hawk: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life by Sinclair Lewis.
This early novel by Sinclair Lewis (his third) is said to be autobiographical. The protagnatist, Carl Ericson, born in... More > 1855 becomes whiteness to a period of great technological and social change in America. (Mike Vendetti)< Less
Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by Sinclair Lewis.
Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure... More > toward conformity. An immediate and controversial bestseller, Babbitt is one of Lewis’s best-known novels and was influential in the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1930.
Lewis has been both criticized and congratulated for his unorthodox writing style in Babbitt. As one reviewer puts it: “There is no plot whatever… Babbitt simply grows two years older as the tale unfolds.” Lewis presents a chronological series of scenes in the life of his title character. After introducing George F. Babbitt as a middle-aged man, "nimble in the calling of selling houses for more than people could afford to pay," Lewis presents a meticulously detailed description of Babbitt's morning routine.< Less
Babbitt is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure on individuals toward... More > conformity. An immediate and controversial bestseller, Babbitt is one of Lewis’s most well known novels and was influential in the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1930. If Sinclair Lewis's first widely acclaimed novel, Main Street, sought to shatter early twentieth-century romanticizations of small-town America, his subsequent work, Babbitt, turned a critical eye towards the celebrated mid-sized industrial city, home to the enterprising American businessman. Zenith is a typical mid-sized, Midwestern city. Lewis himself was very critical of the similarities between most American cities, especially when compared to the diverse and, what he considered to be, more culturally rich cities of Europe. Lewis had very clear goals. He did not want to create a caricature but a living individual.< Less
"This cheerful little road novel, is about Claire Boltwood, who, in the early days of the 20th century, travels by automobile from New York City to the Pacific Northwest, where she falls in love... More > with a nice, down-to-earth young man and gives up her snobbish Estate."
Free Air is one of the first novels about the road trip, a subject that the Beats, would build a cult following around in the mid-20th century.
Written by Sinclair Lewis, Free Air was published in 1919, and even got adapted to a movie in 1922. The film starred Tom Douglas as Milt Daggett and Marjorie Seaman as Claire Boltwood.< Less
It Can’t Happen Here
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Public domain work of Sinclair Lewis.