Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American writer and playwright. He was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. Lewis' works often satirize American culture and values, notably BABBITT and ELMER GANTRY.
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewisby Sinclair Lewis
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BABBITT is Sinclair Lewis' powerful satire of American values, the power of conformity, and the vacuity of American life. Set in the fictional American midwestern state of Winnemac, the novel follows the life of George Babbitt, a successful realtor whose incessant materialism and social climbing contrast with his growing discontent. After forays into nonconformity, Babbitt finds he cannot so easily escape his middle-class existence.
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