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by Sinclair Lewis
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
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...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 3 years ago
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 6 years ago
It was okay, and only stuck through it for class. I don't ever plan on reading this again. It's basically about conformity.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Available: http://youtu.be/fudm0J6gVWg
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 6 years ago
I love Sinclair Lewis, and this was my favorite of his.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 45 years ago
Book Circle Reads 55Rating: 4* of fiveThe Book Description: Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything. 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. Widel...
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