The lonely predicament of Carol Kennicott, caught between her desires for social reform and individual happiness, reflects the position in which America's turn-of-the-century "emancipated woman" found herself.
An allegory of exile and return, MAIN STREET attacks the complacency and ingrown mores of those who resist change, who are under the illusion that they have chosen their tradition.
Slightly edited for radio presentation.
|Publisher:||Books on Tape, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 7 Cassettes|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)|
About the Author
Born in 1885 in Minnesota, Sinclair Lewis worked as a newspaper journalist before becoming an acclaimed novelist. Known for their satirical take on modern affairs, his best-known books include Main Street, Arrowsmith, Babbitt, and Dodsworth. In 1930, he became the first U.S. writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Lewis died in1951 in Italy.