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The masterpiece of Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis--one of three books at the heart of The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran George F. Babbitt, a conniving, prosperous real estate man from Zenith, Ohio, revels in his popularity, his success, and, especially, in the material rewards they bring. He bullies his wife, flirts with other women, and patronizes the less successful. But when his best friend is sent to prison for killing his wife, Babbitt's middle-class complacency is shattered, and he rebels, seeking a more "meaningful" life. His small revolt is quickly defeated, however, by public opinion and his own need for acceptance. Babbitt captures the flavor of America during the economic boom years of the 1920's, and its protagonist has become the symbol of middle-class mediocrity, his name an enduring part of the American lexicon. "The equal of any novel written in English in the present century." --Virginia Woolf in The Saturday Review For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Grouping Title babbitt
Grouping Author lewis sinclair
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-12 23:00:03PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-11 23:37:40PM

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auth_author2 Asner, Edward., Guidall, George., Perry, Sally E.
author Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Businessmen, Businessmen -- Fiction, Businesspeople -- United States -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Conformity, Conformity -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Middle-aged men, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Middle-aged men -- United States -- Fiction, National characteristics, American, in literature, Psychological fiction, Satire, United States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
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title_full Babbitt, Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis, with a new introduction by Sall E. Perry, Babbitt / by Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt [electronic resource] / Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt [sound recording] / by Sinclair Lewis ; [an L.A. Theatre Works/BBC co-production in association with KCRW, Santa Monica and National Public Radio]
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Businessmen, Businesspeople, City and town life, Classic Literature, Conformity, Fiction, History, Literature, Married people, Middle-aged men, National characteristics, American, in literature, United States