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Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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Carol Milford is a liberal, free-spirited young woman, reared in the metropolis of Minneapolis. She marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is a small-town boy at heart. When they marry, Will convinces... More > her to live in his home-town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. Carol is appalled at the backwardness of Gopher Prairie. But her disdain for the town’s physical ugliness and smug conservatism compels her to reform it.< Less
Story of a patriot By upton sinclair
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Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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Main Street, the story of an idealistic young woman's attempts to reform her small town, brought Lewis immediate acclaim when it was published in 1920. It remains one of the essential texts of the... More > American scene. Lewis Mumford observed: "In Main Street an American had at last written of our life with something of the intellectual rigor and critical detachment that had seemed so cruel and unjustified [in Charles Dickens and Matthew Arnold]. Young people had grown up in this environment, suffocated, stultified, helpless, but unable to find any reason for their spiritual discomfort. Mr. Lewis released them."< Less
Gone to Europe, Leave a Message By Brandon Sinclair
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Finding one's self purpose in life isn't always an easy task. In this case the main character, Mel Carter, has elected to deviate from his chosen career path. Although he identifies it as a... More > quarter-life crisis, he is about to learn some of life's greatest lessons. Throughout this tumultuous journey in Europe, he will develop interesting friendships and discover a side of himself that he'd never known existed.< Less
Life and Death of Harriett Frean By May Sinclair
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Harriett is the Victorian embodiment of all the virtues then viewed as essential to the womanly ideal: a woman reared to love, honour and obey. Idolising her parents, she learns from childhood to... More > equate love with self-sacrifice, so that when she falls in love with the fiance of her closest friend, there is only one way to confront such an unworthy passion. Or so it seems... Ironic, brief and intensely realised, The Life and Death of Harriett Frean is a brilliant study of female virtue seen as vice, and stands with the work of Virgina Woolf and Dorothy Richardson as one of the great innovative novels of the century.< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The main character in the book is a Lithuanian man called Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant to the United States trying to make ends meet. The book begins describing the wedding feast beginning at four... More > o'clock after the marriage in Chicago of Jurgis to a fifteen year old Lithuanian girl named Ona Lukoszaite whom he had known from his Lithuanian days. The second chapter goes back to when Jurgis and Ona were in Lithuania before they married and Jurgis's courtship of her, the death of her father, and their decision to start dating and eventually immigrate to the United States along with her stepmother Teta Elzbieta, and their extended family after hearing how their relative Jokubas Szedvilas is making money there. In the second and third chapters Jurgis and Ona settle in Chicago's infamous Packingtown district, where from the start, Jurgis takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse.< Less
Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis
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Babbitt is professionally successful as a realtor. Much of his energy in early chapters is spent on climbing the social ladder through booster functions, real estate sales, and making good with... More > various dignitaries. According to Babbitt, any “decent” man in Zenith belonged to at least two or three “lodges” or booster clubs. They were good for potential business partnerships, getting time away from home and family life, and quite simply because “it was the thing to do.” Babbitt admits that while these clubs “stimulated him like brandy,” he often found work dull and nerve-wracking in comparison. Lewis also paints vivid scenes of Babbitt bartering for liquor (despite being a supporter of Prohibition) and hosting dinner parties. At his college class reunion, Babbitt reconnects with a former classmate, Charles McKelvey, whose success in the construction business made him a millionaire.< Less
Coffins, Caskets, and Mourn By Kenneth Sinclair
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A Mortician, Harold, becomes the unexpected owner to a key he believes came to him for a purpose. After seeing a ghost at his most recent funeral, Andrew, he is swept up in the belief that the key... More > and boy are signs to his fate. While Harold struggles to find purpose in this life, Andrew searches for purpose in the afterlife.< Less
Hunter in the Forest By Rod Sinclair
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The first in the Peter Fraser novel series opens in war-torn Singapore in the frantic final days before its surrender and occupation by the Japanese. Evacuated on one of the last boats out, they are... More > attacked and sunk; thus begins an incredible story of survival which turns Peter Fraser from innocent schoolboy into a battle hardened warrior. From the tranquillity of a lush island to the brutality of battle and the torture chambers of the Kempei Tai. Hunter in the Forest is a fast paced, action packed and moving account of one man's war against the odds< Less
The Great Story By Aaron Sinclair
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Bob is a short man who runs away from a job in the White House but has a mob of fans, a cougar, ghosts, and gangsters on his trail. With his his family to protect, will his luck prevail? Or will he... More > fail?< Less

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