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It Can’t Happen Here By Sinclair Lewis
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It Can’t Happen Here By Sinclair Lewis
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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States. Many... More > readers were most concerned with his exposure of practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation he did for a socialist newspaper. The book depicts poverty, the absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and the hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery."< Less
The Job: An American Novel By Sinclair Lewis
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Sinclair Lewis (/ˈluːɪs/; February 7, 1885... More > – January 10, 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 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. H. L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds. "He has been honored by the U.S. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle is a 1906 book written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). This novel was meant to be about not only the meat packing plant, but also about the... More > terrible conditions of poverty that immigrants and low wage workers dealt with in the cities. This novel shocked the nation, and the understanding that humans who fell in the vat simply ended up in hot dogs . . . well apparently that’s more important than poverty. Nonetheless, this caused several acts to be passed by congress in dealing with both employment laws and with meat packing and food and safety standards. Many of these laws are still in effect even today. The book depicts poverty, the absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and the hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power.< Less
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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Carol Milford is a liberal, free-spirited young woman, reared in the metropolis of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is a small-town boy at heart. When they marry,... More > Will convinces her to live in his home-town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota (a town modeled on Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the author's birthplace). 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
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
Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis
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A satire of American values, the power of conformity, and the vacuity of American life.
Tales of the Forbidden: Book 2, Forbidden Rapture By Jaden Sinclair
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Forbidden Rapture, Tales of the Forbidden, Book 2 By Jaden Sinclair -- Dane Knight never believed that there was a girl out there just for him, or that she might walk right past him, until Samara... More > Tabor did just that. She is everything he could ever want. She brings out feelings inside him that he never knew he had, or could feel for someone. Having her summoned to the Compound is the easy part. Showing her how right they are for one another is a bit more difficult. But when secrets from the past come to haunt them, Dane's love is tested and he has to gather all his strength to fight for the one he loves the most—even if his rapture is forbidden.< Less
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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Main Street, The Story of Carol Kennicott is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis, and first published in 1920. Carol Milford is a liberal, free-spirited young woman, reared in the metropolis... More > of St. Paul. She marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is a small-town boy at heart. When they marry, Will convinces her to live in his home-town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota (a town modeled on Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the author's birthplace). 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. She speaks with its members about progressive changes, joins women's clubs, distributes literature, and holds parties to liven up Gopher Prairie's inhabitants. Despite her friendly, but ineffective efforts, she is constantly derided by the leading cliques. She finds comfort and companionship outside her social class. These companions are taken from her one by one.< Less

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