Prosperous and self-satisfied, George Babbitt is forced by a personal catastrophe to reexamine his values and mount a short-lived rebellion against public opinion. Considered by many to be Sinclair Lewis' greatest novel, this social satire, set in a Midwestern city during the economic boom years of the early 1920s, depicts the hollow core of the American vision of success, and its protagonist's name has become a synonym for middle-class complacency. Unabridged republication of the original (1922) text.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ladycato - LibraryThing
This book is everything I dislike about literary fiction, and yet it's so darn well written I'm giving it four stars, even though I never would have finished the thing if it wasn't for research ... Read full review
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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis is a satirical novel about American culture and society that explores the dullness of middle class American life as well as the social pressures there are toward conformity ... Read full review