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Description: The first of his major novels of the 1920s, Sinclair Lewis's Main Street satirizes the manners of the American Midwest. Here is the story of Carol Kennicott, who, to be accepted, must adapt to the ways of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. This ground-breaking novel attacks conformism, commercialism, moneygrubbing, and the decline in what Lewis saw as the American ideals of freedom and respect for individuality.
Description: Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, applied subversive satire and razor-sharp wit in his portrayals of American life. Born and raised in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, he was one of the earliest writers to attack the myth of the noble, happy, American small town. 'Main Street', which he described as his "first novel to rouse the embattled peasantry", was praised and ...
Description: Written by by American author Sinclair Lewis, 'It Can't Happen Here' is a semi-satirical political novel. It was first published in the year 1935, during the rise of fascism in Europe. It describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a politician who defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt and is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values.
Description: "Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Description: The story of George F. Babbitt, booster, one hundred percenter, a hustling, prosperous real-estate broker in an average American city.
Description: Neil Kingsblood, an average middle-American banker, finds that he has African-American blood, a discovery which takes him to two Americas, one black and one white.
Description: Among Us begins in Tanzania, Africa where Alex grows up in the shadow of his mysterious and feared father. It is upon the death of his father that Alex is drawn into a supernatural and evil world of witches and black magic and is forced to escape in order to maintain control of his own life. From a tiny village in Tanzania to America, Alex struggles to hold on to his identity in a world increasing...
Description: One of the earliest road-trip novels, Free Air tells the story of Claire Boltwood, who travels from New York City to the Pacific Northwest by automobile. She leaves her rich, snobbish family behind and falls in love with a good, down-to-earth man.
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