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Harper Collins, Jul 10, 2012 - Fiction - 386 pages

Sinclair Lewis’s Dodsworth follows the life and career of ambitious Sam Dodsworth, who builds his fortune as an innovative automobile designer and then retires at the relatively young age of fifty. Upon his retirement, Dodsworth and his wife, Fran, set out on a leisurely trip across Europe. Dissatisfied with her life in a small town, Fran embraces European sensibilities, distancing herself from her husband and driving her marriage to the breaking point.

First published in 1929, Dodsworth has been adapted for the stage, film and television.

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Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32

Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 33
Chapter 34

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Nobel Prize-winning writer Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) is best known for novels like Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith (for which he was awarded but declined the Pulitzer Prize), and Elmer Gantry. A writer from his youth, Lewis wrote for and edited the Yale Literary Magazine while a student, and started his literary career writing popular stories for magazines and selling plots to other writers like Jack London. Lewis’s talent for description and creating unique characters won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930, making him the first American writer to win the prestigious award. Considered to be one of the “greats” of American literature, Lewis was honoured with a Great Americans series postage stamp, and his work has been adapted for both stage and screen.

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