Main Street

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Wildside Press LLC, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 456 pages
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Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930 he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. This novel is about a young girl, recently graduated from college, who sets out to find action in the big city. It is a classic story upon which many novels, movies, and television shows are based.
  

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User Review  - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing

This being a classic, & also being a satire, I expected it to be funny. It wasn't. It was painfully slow in places, & I could have done without it deviating from the story every so often. Other than ... Read full review

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Satirical novel depicting life in a small rural town during the 1910s. The female protagonist, Carol Milford is a liberal woman from St. Paul, Minnesota. She marries Will Kennicott, who takes her to ... Read full review

Contents

J1 From and to whom
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From Sir Wilfrid 17th April Despatch to Commissioner
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To the Secretary of 29th March Affidavit of W H Bingaman
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To the Secretary
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From Commis 17th April Acknowledging despatch from
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Ditto 27th March Verbatim notes of interview
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Ditto 29th March Affidavit of Thomas Holland
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Ditto Remarks by Commissioner
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Ditto 5th 6th and 7th Notes of interviews between
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To the Secretary of Remarks by Commissioner
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Ditto 7th April Affidavit by F de la Tour Booth
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Ditto
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Ditto 10th April Remarks by Commissioner
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From Commander
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Ditto Approximate statement showing
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Copyright

Ditto 5th April Verbatim notes of interview
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About the author (2007)

Harry Sinclair Lewis was born on February 7, 1885 in Minnesota. He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. A lonely child, Lewis immersed himself in reading and diary writing. While studying at Yale University and living in writer Upton Sinclair's communal house, he wrote for Yale Literary Magazine and helped to build the Panama Canal. After graduating from Yale in 1908, Lewis began writing fiction, publishing 22 novels by the end of his career. His early works, while often praised by literary critics, did not reach popularity but with Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis achieved fame as a writer. His style of choice was satire; he explored American small-town life, conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism. Sinclair Lewis was married and divorced twice. As his career wound down, he spent his later life in Europe and died in Rome on January 10, 1951.

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