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A Sinclair Lewis reader

Sinclair Lewis

A Sinclair Lewis reader

the man from Main Street : selected essays and other writings, 1904-1950

by Sinclair Lewis

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Harry E. Maule and Melville H. Cane, assisted by Philip Allan Friedman.
ContributionsCane, Melville, 1879-, Maule, Harry Edward, 1886-
The Physical Object
Pagination371 p.
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16851852M


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Over the past few weeks, I've enjoyed Sinclair Lewis' novel 'Elmer Gantry' (as an audio book, beautifully read by Anthony Heald) and it took me a while to figure out why. Published inthis is the story of a 'professional good man', a preacher and pastor in those first /5(60).

Masterfully written and utterly engaging, "Martin Arrowsmith" is recommended for the discerning reader, and is a must-have for collectors of Lewis's work. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize inbut Sinclair refused to accept the award.

Harry Sinclair Lewis A Sinclair Lewis reader book - ) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Sinclair Lewis ( – ) Sinclair Lewis (February 7, - Janu ) was an American novelist and playwright.

Born Harry Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, he began reading books at a young age and kept a diary. A dreamer, at age 13 he unsuccessfully ran away from home, wanting to become a drummer boy in the Spanish-American War. Amidst Sinclair Lewis A Sinclair Lewis reader book many remarkable novels are more than a hundred short stories which he wrote over forty-four years.

Selected Short Stories contains those selected by Lewis himself for a edition and illustrates the wide range of his art and interest: tales of romantic fantasy or escape, melodramas of heroic or mock-heroic adventure, boy-meets-girl stories,4/5. Harry Sinclair Lewis (7th February, – 10th January, ) was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters.".

Free Air has instantly become one of my favorite love stories, and hopefully the start of a great literary romance with Lewis' works. A special thank you to Steven Michels' essay on Public Domain Review, "American Freedom: Sinclair Lewis and the Open Road," for introducing me to the book and linking me A Sinclair Lewis reader book a PDF of the original printing/5.

This conformist man is exactly who Sinclair Lewis wanted to show the reader, a man who’s life is based on the ideals and standards of others. “Villages-overgrown towns-three -quarters of a million people still dressing, eating, building houses, attending church, to make an impression on their neighbors.” (Lewis).

The Jungle is a novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working A Sinclair Lewis reader book was to advance socialism in the United : Upton Sinclair.

Widely considered one of Sinclair Lewis' finest novels, Arrowsmith was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Lewis, however, refused the award, commenting "All prizes are dangerous" (despite his later acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Literature). The book follows Martin Arrowsmith from his small American town to his place at the pinnacle of A Sinclair Lewis reader book.

The son of a country doctor, Harry Sinclair Lewis (–) was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. His childhood and early youth were spent in the Midwest, and later he attended Yale University, where he was editor of the A Sinclair Lewis reader book magazine.4/5(32).

The Fight A Sinclair Lewis reader book Life: Great Stories from the Exciting World of Medicine by Morton Thompson, Jurgen Thorwald, William A. Nolen, Arthur Hailey, Ronald J. Glasser, Sinclair Lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sinclair Lewis sat and looked at Bowen of the I.N.S.

for a long time. Then he got up from his chair, walked around the desk and faced the rest of A Sinclair Lewis reader book. Someone drew Bowen aside, and the others took Author: Mark Schorer. Author Sinclair Lewis had some exposure to the medical profession early in his life through his father, who was a country doctor.

Yet, even with some personal exposure, it's amazing how much of the idealism and cynicism, evident in modern physician practice, Lewis portrays in his pulitizer prize winning book, "Arrowsmith".Cited by: 1.

Lewis released them." Sinclair Lewis (), was born in Sauk Centre, Minne-sota, and graduated from Yale in ; in he became the first American recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Main Street () was his first critical and commercial success. Advice for first time readers of Sinclair Lewis: Start with Main Street.

I started with Babbitt, a worthy novel, but inferior to Main Street. They share a nimble, though often heavy handed touch of irony, and good characterization; and Mr. Lewis' trenchant social commantary is present in all know the story: Carol Kennicott (nee Milford), educated at tiny Blodgett College, wants action Cited by: 7.

Sinclair Lewis as reader and critic. [Martin Bucco] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Sinclair Lewis; Sinclair Lewis; Sinclair Lewis: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Martin Bucco.

Find more information about: ISBN: X. Free Air By: Sinclair Lewis () This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle.4/5(2).

His very first book was a children's book published in titled "Hank and the Aeroplane" that he rarely mentioned and downplayed throughout his life.

Lewis's first successful novel was 's "Main Street," followed two years later by "Babbitt," which solidified his reputation as a force in : Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis in DJVU, EPUB, FB3 download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().

Free download of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Read, write reviews and more. By: Sinclair Lewis () First Page: BABBITT. By Sinclair Lewis. To Edith Wharton.

BABBITT. CHAPTER I. THE towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods.4/5(1). Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.

Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars/5(). 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. Source: Lewis, S. () Babbitt New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. Chapter 1.

Claim: Sinclair Lewis said, "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."Pants On Fire. This brief overview of It Can’t Happen Here tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Sinclair Lewis’s book.

Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed : Worth Books. Sinclair Lewis, celebrated author of Babbitt and Main Street, wrote more than twenty novels in the course of his prolific career, most of which went through several editions over the years.

This is the definitive descriptive bibliography of the Lewis catalog, now available with a new biographical essay and dozens of additional entries. A full chapter is devoted to each novel, including close.

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“It Can’t Happen Here,” which came out inwas a frightening book written for frightening times. Sinclair Lewis published the novel as Adolf Hitler was making Germany great again. Free Air, Lewis' novel adapted from a magazine serial, is the story of Claire Boltwood, a Brooklyn society girl.

In a fit of indecision over marriage to a young man of promising prospects called Jeff Saxton, Claire has lured her father, the overworked Henry Boltwood, to one of his company's outposts in Minneapolis.

Once there. It's funny, because I've seen this book or others by the author many times at the book store, and always had the feeling that his books were dull and boring.

With this review, I may consider this one, or, I believe I own The Jungle. We'll see. But I'm glad to now know what type of. Babbitt (), by Sinclair Lewis, is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle class life and the social pressure toward conformity.

The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in Literature to Lewis in The Project Gutenberg EBook of Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Main Street Author.

About 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.

About It Can’t Happen Here “The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon 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.

That book was none other than Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis. Despite my initial doubt, I could never imagine how pivotal the novel would be to my understanding of medicine. Arrowsmith, a satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis, offers readers a lens into the ethical, professional, and personal dilemmas in a medical career during the s.

Main Street (Version 2) Sinclair LEWIS ( - ) Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, is self-sufficient working as a librarian in St. Paul, when she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and.

Sinclair Lewis and American Michels. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, In his travelogue What I Saw in America, G.K. Chesterton comments briefly on the most popular book of the day, Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street. Chesterton finds it ironic that denizens of Main Streets all over America were reading and praising Lewis’s relentless attack on the mediocrity and.

() Book: "A Sinclair Lewis Reader: Selected Essays and Other Writings, (Harry E. Maule and Melville Cane, eds.). () Book: "From Main Street to Stockholm: Letters of Sinclair Lewis, (Alfred Harcourt and Oliver Harrison, eds.).

This is my favorite book by America's best satirist, Sinclair Lewis, which I like even more than Elmer Gantry. In it he educated this white-skinned reader as to how it was not just slavery that subjugated what was then known as the American negro; nor was segregation something that was limited to the south/5(20).

Sinclair Lewis was an American playwright and novelist. Born inhe received pdf bachelor's degree pdf Yale University in and published his first novel, Hike and the Aeroplane, in That serious aspect is further imparted to the reader as the book goes on and feelings of general unhappiness with life deepen within Babbitt/5(96).'The Job' is an early work by American novelist Sinclair Lewis.

It is considered an early declaration of the rights of working women. The focus is on the main character, Una Golden, who desires to establish herself in a legitimate occupation while balancing the eventual need for marriage.Ebook inCannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance ebook community and the loneliness of the individual.

Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack and his boys, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one.