Babbitt: (Starbooks Classics Editions)

Babbitt: (Starbooks Classics Editions)

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by Sinclair Lewis, Akira Graphics
     
 

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"Whatever the misery, he could not regain contentment with a world which, once doubted, became absurd."

--- Sinclair Lewis, Babbit

Babbitt, first published in 1922, 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 toward conformity. An immediate and

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"Whatever the misery, he could not regain contentment with a world which, once doubted, became absurd."

--- Sinclair Lewis, Babbit

Babbitt, first published in 1922, 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 toward conformity. An immediate and controversial bestseller, Babbitt is one of Lewis's best-known novels and was influential in the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1930.

The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499303483
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 - 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. Postal Service with a Great Americans series postage stamp.

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