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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 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... More > living individual.< Less
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Green King Press
January 14, 2013
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