Sinclair Lewis

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Arrowsmith


With an afterword by E. L. Doctorow the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man s pursuit of intellectual freedom in the face of ignorance and corruption, from the author of" Babbit Arrowsmith, "the most widely read of Sinclair Lewis s novels, is the incisive portrait of a man passionately devoted to science. As a bright, curious boy in a small Midwestern town, Martin Arrowsmith spends his free time in old Doc Vickerson s office avidly devouring medical texts. Destined to become a physician and a researcher, he discovers that societal forces of ignorance, greed, and corruption can be as life-threatening as the plague. Part satire, part morality tale, Lewis s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel illuminates the mystery and power of science while giving enduring life to a singular American hero s struggle for integrity and intellectual freedom in a small-minded world. With an Introduction by Sally E. Parry and an Afterword by E. L. Doctorow"
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Babbitt I.


George Babbit tipikus kisvárosi figura Amerika egyik eldugott sarkában, Zenith-ben. A negyvenhat éves ingatlankereskedő életéből látszólag semmi sem hiányzik, a rohamtempóban modernizálódó társadalom összes vívmánya elérhető számára, egyvalamit kivév e: a boldogságot. Babbitt a teljesítménykényszer és az elégedetlenség kettős prése alatt nyög. Szorult helyzetéből először a fantázia világába menekül, majd a társadalmi konvenciók lerombolása felé tör, hogy ábrándjait megvalósíthassa.
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Babbitt II.


George Babbit tipikus kisvárosi figura Amerika egyik eldugott sarkában, Zenith-ben. A negyvenhat éves ingatlankereskedő életéből látszólag semmi sem hiányzik, a rohamtempóban modernizálódó társadalom összes vívmánya elérhető számára, egyvalamit kivév e: a boldogságot.
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Elmer Gantry


Possibly the best student of hypocrisy since Voltaire This portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist-who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and self-indulgence-is also the chronicle of a reign of vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no record of itself.
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It Can't Happen Here


"It Can t Happen Here" is the only one of Sinclair Lewis s later novels to match the power of "Main Street, " "Babbitt," and "Arrowsmith." A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called a message to thinking Americans by the" Springfield Republican" when it was published in 1935, "It Can t Happen Here "is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today s news. With an Introduction by Michael Meyer and a New Afterword"
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Main Street


The first of Sinclair Lewis s great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his own unhappy childhood in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis s sixth novel attacked the conformity and dullness he saw in midwestern village life. Young college graduate Carol Milford moves from the city to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the local doctor, and tries to bring culture to the small town. But her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and worst of all the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds. Lewis s portrayal of a marriage torn by disillusionment and a woman forced into compromises is at once devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His subtle characterizations and intimate details of small-town America make Main Street a complex and compelling work and established Lewis as an important figure in twentieth-century American literature."
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Babbitt


Since the 1922 publication of Babbitt, its eponymous antihero--a prosperous real estate broker and relentless social climber inhabiting a Midwestern town called Zenith--has become a symbol of stultifying values and middle-class hypocrisy. At once a conformist and a rebel, George F. Babbitt represents an ordinary man whose life turns upside down during one of the most profound sea changes in American cultural history: the mechanization and hucksterism of the Roaring Twenties. Babbitt, his family, and his social circle are the very essence of the American Dream in all its glory and emptiness, and their story is a stirring portrait of a way of life in profound flux. Babbitt remains one of Sinclair Lewis's most widely read novels. Contemptible and touching, frivolous and tragic, Babbitt is a rich, complex character whose legacy carries an eerie resonance to this day. Includes a new afterword by Azar Nafisi Introduction by Sally E. Parry
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