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Sinclair Lewis

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Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1930, the first American novelist to be so honored. He was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the son of a doctor. After an extremely unhappy childhood, he went to Yale but left before graduation to work in Upton Sinclair’s socialist colony at Helicon Hall in Englewood, New Jersey. Unable to make a living as a freelance writer, he returned to Yale and graduated in 1908. In 1914 he published his first novel, Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man. But it was not until his sixth novel,... Read More

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Babbitt

Written by Sinclair Lewis
Introduction by Richard Lingeman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $11.00

In the fall of 1920, Sinclair Lewis began a novel set in a fast-growing city with the heart and mind of a small town. For the center of his cutting satire of American business he created the bustling, shallow, and myopic George F. Babbitt, the epitome of middle-class mediocrity. The novel... Read more >
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Babbitt

Written by Sinclair Lewis


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $5.95

Sinclair Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930, the first American writer to win such an honor. In Babbitt, he directed his satirical barbs at the American businessman and a town obsessed by capitalism and the "values" of the marketplace. Babbitt captures the flavor of America during the economic boom... Read more >
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Babbitt

Written by Sinclair Lewis


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 27, 2007
Price: $1.99

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Kingsblood Royal

Written by Sinclair Lewis
Introduction by Charles Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $12.95

A neglected tour de force by the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Kingsblood Royal is a stirring and wickedly funny portrait of a man who resigns from the white race. When Neil Kingsblood a typical middle-American banker with a comfortable life makes the shocking discovery that he... Read more >

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Main Street

Written by Sinclair Lewis


Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1996
Price: $5.95

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Main Street

Written by Sinclair Lewis


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $1.99

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Main Street
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Sinclair Lewis


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $4.99

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