Babbitt (Library Edition)
ISBN 10: 144177954X / 1-4417-7954-X
ISBN 13: 9781441779540
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: 2011
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Sinclair Lewis -- the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature -- paints a brilliant portrait of the middle class in the 1920s with his classic sardonic wit.
On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbitt is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn't understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds that his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a ''Babbitt,'' meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep.
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