Sinclair Lewis 1885—1951

Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters.” His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as for their strong characterizations of modern working women. (source: Wikipedia)

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Ann Vickers (1933)

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. “Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distan...read more »

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Arrowsmith (1925)

Small-town physician, Martin Arrowsmith, is a dedicated worker whose efforts lead him to a promising career in the medical research field. A breakthroug...read more »

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Babbitt (1922)

In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the ...read more »

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Bethel Merriday (1940)

On her sixth birthday Bethel’s mother caught her imitating the slouching, slow walk of an old woman and rebuked her for generally showing off, speaking ...read more »

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Cass Timberlane (1945)

Cass Timberlane, which explores themes of love, marriage, heartache, trust & redemption in the small city of Grand Republic in Central Minnesota, is ent...read more »

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Dodsworth (1929)

Dodsworth tells the story of a young American couple who moves to Europe. When the woman becomes involved with another man, her husband must choose betw...read more »

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Elmer Gantry (1927)

Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be ...read more »

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Free Air (1919)

This cheerful little road novel is about Claire Boltwood, who, in the early days of the 20th century, travels by automobile from New York City to the Pa...read more »

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Gideon Planish (1943)

Gideon Planish is a novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis. The novel tells the story of Gideon Planish, an unprincipled social climber who becomes inv...read more »

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Kingsblood Royal (1947)

A neglected tour de force by the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Kingsblood Royal is a stirring & wickedly funny portrait of a man ...read more »

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Main Street (1920)

In this classic Sinclair Lewis shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire. Main Street attacks the conformity and ...read more »

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Our Mr. Wrenn (1914)

A little New York clerk, full of dreams of travel, goes to London on a cattle steamer, has experiences with bohemianisms of a sort and returns joyfully ...read more »

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Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis (1935)

Amidst Sinclair Lewis s many remarkable novels are more than a hundred short stories which he wrote over forty-four years. Selected Short Stories contai...read more »

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The Innocents (1917)

If this were a ponderous work of realism, such as the author has attempted to write, and will doubtless essay again, it would be perilous to dedicate it...read more »

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The Job (1917)

Three years before the civic-minded Carol Kennicott came to life in Main Street, Una Golden was confronting the male dinosaurs of business. Like Carol, ...read more »

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The Prodigal Parents (1938)

“The revolt of the parents against the revolt of youth as exemplified by a typical middle-class family of four.” Fred Cornplow, shrewd middle-class real...read more »

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The Trail of the Hawk (1915)

The Trail of the Hawk, by Sinclair Lewis, is the chronicle of an inveterate Rolling Stone. Carl Ericson, a born rebel against conventions, finds himself...read more »

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World So Wide (1951)

The story of a young, recently widowed ex-Army major and architect, Hayden Chart. He strives mightily to find personal meaning in Florence. Beautiful fe...read more »