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Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis.


1st ed.. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1989], c1922.
ISBN 0151104212, 9780151104215

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
American
LIB stacks
PS3523.E94 B2 1989 Available Request
Catholic
Mullen Library stacks
PS3523.E94 B2 1989 Available Request
Subjects Businessmen -- Fiction.
Conformity -- Fiction.
Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Series HBJ modern classic.
Description 472 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary George E. 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 1920s, and its protagonist has become the symbol of middle-class mediocrity, his name an enduring part of the American lexicon.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Satire.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm20057285
(OCoLC)20057285
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