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Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt
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Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish. But when a personal crisis forces the middle-aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values. Widely considered Sinclair Lewis' greatest... show more
Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish. But when a personal crisis forces the middle-aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values. Widely considered Sinclair Lewis' greatest novel, this satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00KR83BIS
Publisher: Smk Books
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
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3.0 Babbitt (Lewis)
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...
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3.0 The Original Babbitt Who Always Swims With the Tide: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
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...
The Purple Book Monster
The Purple Book Monster rated it
2.0
It was okay, and only stuck through it for class. I don't ever plan on reading this again. It's basically about conformity.
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
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I love Sinclair Lewis, and this was my favorite of his.
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