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Babbitt | [Sinclair Lewis]

Babbitt

The Nobel Prize-winning author's scathing portrait of a prosperous hustler, successful in his business but a failure as a father.
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Publisher's Summary

On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world: he is the solid, successful businessman.

But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely middle-aged man who doesn't understand his family, who has an unsuccessful fling at an affair, who voices sympathy for some striking workers and is almost financially ruined by his action, who 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: "Babbitt"... a word which means a booster, a success... a sheep.

Public Domain (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Mr. Lewis is a genius...an idealist, an artist." (London Observer)
"First published in 1922, Babbitt is an authentic modern American classic, a biting satire of middle-American values that retains much of its poignancy today." (Library Journal)

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