Sinclair Lewis created one of the most compelling and disturbing characters of American fiction in this portrait of a hardened, conniving, social-climbing real-estate man in his classic work "Babbit". Through detailed depictions of the protagonist's home, work, and social life, a meticulous landscape is created, representing the beliefs, aspirations, and failures of the American middle class. Introduction by Loren Baritz.
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Following the critical and commercial success of Main Street, Sinclair Lewis directed his barbs at the American businessman in "Babbitt. The central character, George Follansbee Babbitt, is a middle-aged realtor living in Zenith, the Zip City. He is unimaginative, self-important, and hopelessly middle class. Vaguely dissatisfied with his position, he tries to alter the pattern of his life by flirting with liberalism and by having an affair with an attractive widow, only to find that his dread of ostracism is greater than his desire for escape. He does, however, encourage the rebellion of his son, Ted. Lewis's seventh novel defined an American type and gave the language a name for the smug person who readily conforms to middle class standards and conventions.From the Back Cover:
“[It is] by its hardness, its efficiency, its compactness that Mr. Lewis’s work excels.”—Virginia Woolf
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Descrizione libro Signet, 1961. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Thus. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0451518977
Descrizione libro Signet, 1961. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0451518977