Main street (sinclair lewis) at booksamillioncom the first of sinclair lewis's great successes, main street shattered the sentimental american myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism reflecting his own unhappy childhood in sauk centre, minnesota, lewis's. Sinclair lewis was a journalist and nobel prize winning novelist known for 20th century works like main street, elmer gantry and babbitt. Main street by sinclair lewis click here for the lowest price paperback, 9781974026135, 1974026132. Main street by sinclair lewis main street (1920) is a story about carol milford, who is convinced by her new husband, dr will kennicott, to leave the city life to which she is accustomed. The most celebrated are sinclair lewis, whose novel main street (1920) is a satirical portrait of small-town provincialism modeled on his hometown of sauk centre, and f scott fitzgerald.
95% of this book, you could say that main street features a limited third-person perspective even when he's trying to be dead serious, sinclair lewis can't help but mock the parts of people's personalities that he finds lacking. Sinclair lewis's novel main street is a scathing indictment of life in small-town america during the early years of the 20th century the novel tells the story of carol milford, a young progressive woman raised in st paul, who marries will kennicott, a small-town doctor. Introduction sinclair lewis's main street, published in 1920, was not expected to be a commercial success lewis felt it would sell 10,000 copies, and his publisher predicted a run of 20,000 would be adequate. Main street: (a modern library e-book) - ebook (9780679641674) by sinclair lewis.
On the other hand, the sinclair lewis boyhood home, which sits just off main street and is also open to visitors most days of the week, is well maintained and boasts, in the person of a part-time volunteer named judy, a tour guide who is knowledgeable and eager to be of help. Main street: main street, novel by sinclair lewis, published in 1920 the story of main street is filtered through the eyes of carol kennicott, a young woman married to a midwestern doctor who settles in the minnesota town of gopher prairie (modeled on lewis's hometown of sauk centre) the. National humanities center sinclair lewis, main street, 1920, excerpts: carol kennicott in washington, dc 3 ii for a month they discussed. A librivox recording of main street by sinclair lewis, in the public domain the librivox catalog page for this work lists the librivox readers carol. Mr lingeman talked about his biography, [sinclair lewis: rebel from main street], published by random house mr.
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Main street by sinclair lewis starting at $099 main street has 69 available editions to buy at alibris. Sinclair lewis's childhood home located just a few blocks off main street, on what is now sinclair lewis avenue is painted a color so pale it looks almost transparent against the cloud-streaked sky. Jane smiley continues her series on the novel with a look at sinclair lewis's main street, about the claustrophobia of small-town life in america. Struggling with harry sinclair lewis's main street check out our thorough summary and analysis of this literary masterpiece. Main street sinclair lewis table of contents plot overview summary & analysis chapters 1-3 main ideas themes motif symbols key facts quotes important quotations explained order main street at bncom previous next.