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Babbitt

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In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the attitudes of the generation that created the cult of consumerism. With a sharp eye for detail and keen powers of observation, Lewis tracks successful realtor George Babbitt's daily struggles to rise to the top of his profession while maintaining his reputation as an upstanding family man. On the surface, Babbitt appears to be the quintessential middle-class embodiment of conservative values and enthusiasm for the well-to-do lifestyle of the small entrepreneur. But beneath the complacent façade, he also experiences a rising, nameless discontent. These feelings eventually lead Babbitt into risky escapades that threaten his family and his standing in the community. Though published eighty years ago, this acerbic depiction of majority Americans, obsessed with success, material comfort, and midlife doubt, still rings true.
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Businessmen -- Fiction
Businessmen -- United States -- Fiction
Businesspeople -- United States -- Fiction
City and town life -- Middle West -- Fiction
City and town life -- United States -- Fiction
Conformity -- Fiction
Electronic books
Middle West -- Fiction
Middle-aged men -- Fiction
Middle-aged men -- United States -- Fiction
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Satire
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title_fullBabbitt / Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction and notes by James M. Hutchisson
Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by John Wickersham
Babbitt [electronic resource] / Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt [electronic resource] Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Babbitt [sound recording] / by Sinclair Lewis ; [an L.A. Theatre Works/BBC co-production in association with KCRW, Santa Monica and National Public Radio]
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Psychological fiction