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Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis, Mark Schorer
Elmer Gantry
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Possibly the best student of hypocrisy since Voltaire This portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist-who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and self-indulgence-is also the chronicle of a reign of vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no record of itself.
Possibly the best student of hypocrisy since Voltaire This portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist-who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and self-indulgence-is also the chronicle of a reign of vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no record of itself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451522511 (0451522516)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
4.0 Elmer Gantry (French Edition)
Brothers and sisters! I say, brothers and sisters lend me your ear! I have read the words of Mr. Sinclair Lewis as set down in the good book Elmer Gantry in which this author of the early 20th century condemns organized religion, most notably the Baptist Church. His main character, a one Mr. Elmer G...
jbradway
jbradway rated it
3.0 Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry is sporadically fascinating and engaging - the first third of the novel flies by as you are immersed in the many character flaws of a spiritual huckster. Eventually, the book became very easy to put down, however. Gantry begins as a carousing atheist undergraduate rebelling against his ...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
4.0 Elmer Gantry
If you've ever laughed at (or been disgusted by) the antics of televangelist charlatans like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart, Sinclair Lewis had their number 80 years ago. The fictional Elmer Gantry rises to prominence before the era of radio and TV evangalism, but his greed, self-serving political am...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
Forget Main Street. Forget Babbit. Elmer Gantry is Sinclair Lewis' masterpiece no matter what anyone says. Every page still rings true in the 21st century. Elmer Gantry is the loudest, most boisterous, most relevant character in American literature. It's funny, it's sad. it's politically incorrect.....
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0
BkC 56Rating: 4.25* of fiveThe Book Description: Today universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be "invited" to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait o...
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