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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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Grouping Title babbitt
Grouping Author lewis sinclair
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auth_author2 Asner, Edward., Colacci, David., Gardner, Grover.
author Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Businessmen -- Fiction, Businesspeople -- United States -- Fiction, City and town life -- Middle West -- Fiction, Conformity -- Fiction, Middle West -- Fiction, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Middle-aged men -- United States -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Satire
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title_short Babbitt
topic_facet Businessmen, Businesspeople, City and town life, Conformity, Middle-aged men