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The Innocents: A Story for Lovers | [Sinclair Lewis]

The Innocents: A Story for Lovers

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist and playwright who, in 1930, became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. His last distinctive pulp novel, The Innocents, follows a longtime married couple as they vacation away from their home in New York City and contemplate starting a business.
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Sinclair Lewis' pulp novel tells the story of Seth and Sarah Jane Appleby, a married couple from New York who move to Cape Cod to try their luck as owners of a teashop catering to tourists. Narrator Rick Reitz's animated performance encapsulates the wide-eyed couple's naive enthusiasm for their new life - that is, until the teashop fails. Seth can't get his old job as a shoe salesman back, so the two wander over to West Virginia, where they get involved with a community of hobos, somehow teaching them manners and morals. Reitz maintains an air of amusement throughout his narration, particularly as the hobos spread humorously inaccurate urban legends about the couple.

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Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist and playwright who, in 1930, became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. His last distinctive pulp novel, The Innocents, follows a longtime married couple as they vacation away from their home in New York City and contemplate starting a business.

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    A book written nearly a century ago that is as relevant as one written yesterday. Sinclair Lewis explores a mature relationship of a married couple who are strong for each other when needed and who support each other at all times. An entertaining and enjoyable story as these innocents walk half way across the country to get away from a nagging and domineering daughter and her overbearing husband as the world throws whatever daggers it can at them. I cannot believe that I have lived so long without enjoying a Sinclair Lewis novel and now I have listened to and enjoyed almost all of them.

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