Publish date: September 22nd 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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.
Sinclair Lewis knocks another one out of the park! A hard examination of a shallow, materialistic, overly status-conscious, social climbing, upper middle class, middle-management corporate drone. Allowing himself to be defined by his fancy suits and vacations, instead of devoting himself to his rela...