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The Resource Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham, (electronic resource)

Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham, (electronic resource)

Label
Babbitt
Title
Babbitt
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 cemented Lewis's prominence as a social commentator. Babbitt basks in his pedestrian success and the popularity it has brought him. He demands high moral standards from those around him while flirting with women, and he yearns to have rich friends while shunning those less fortunate than he. But Babbitt's secure complacency is shattered when his best friend is sent to prison, and he struggles to find meaning in his hollow life. He revolts, but finds that his former routine is not so easily thrown over
Member of
Summary
On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn't understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a "Babbitt," meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
040738
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1885-1951
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Sinclair
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.E94
LC item number
.B33 2007eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bantam classic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Businesspeople
  • Conformity
Target audience
adult
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7FAE8B53-392B-4302-A5FC-5F93156D63E2
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Reprint. Originally published in 1922
  • Copyright renewed 1950
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
18 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 434 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553904390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)277467578
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7FAE8B53-392B-4302-A5FC-5F93156D63E2
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Reprint. Originally published in 1922
  • Copyright renewed 1950
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
18 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 434 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553904390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)277467578
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