Publish date: November 1st 2002
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
I was wary of this novel of 1920s America, given what very little I knew of it, which was only that its title has become a metaphor, now fairly little-used, for an entirely conventional and complacent middle-class man. I thought that it would be very satirical, and very much of its time and place, a...
In the USA the word "Babbitt" has become synonymous for Philistine, thus for "a self-satisfied person who conforms readily to conventional, middle-class ideas and ideals, especially of business and material success" (babbitt. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dicti...
It was okay, and only stuck through it for class. I don't ever plan on reading this again. It's basically about conformity.
I love Sinclair Lewis, and this was my favorite of his.
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