In this classic satire of small-town America, beautiful young Carol Kennicott comes to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, with dreams of transforming the provincial old town into a place of beauty and culture. But she runs into a wall of bigotry, hypocrisy and complacency. The first popular bestseller to attack conventional ideas about marriage, gender roles, and small town life, Main Street established Lewis as a major American novelist.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ffortsa - LibraryThing
I couldn't tell sometimes if this story of early 20th century small town morals and social pressures was feminist or mocking. Carol, a young woman who has lost her parents, becomes a librarian in St ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LauGal - LibraryThing
This is a well written story of life in a simpler time,but not simple life! A good,digestable read. A good choice if you never read Lewis before. Read full review