Sinclair Lewis Ann Vickers (Bison Book)

ISBN 13: 9780803279476

Ann Vickers (Bison Book)

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Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one. Lewis's Ann Vickers is a complex character: a strong-minded prison superintendent dedicated to enlightened social reform, she also seeks to fulfill herself as a sexual being. Ann Vickers is in all respects her own person, standing up to the confining rules of her society.

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This controversial novel by Nobel-Prize winner Sinclair Lewis tarries a new introduction by Nan Bauer Maglin, a professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She is, with Nancy Schniedewind, the editor of Women and Stepfamilies: Voices of Anger and Love. Also available in Bison Book editions are two earlier novels by Lewis, Free Air (1993), and The Job (1994).


"Ann Vickers will surely take its place with the major creations of Sinclair Lewis. . . . Ann Vickers [is] one of his most fully realized characters; further than that, she is the most deeply studied of all the women in his work, beyond all doubt the best drawn of any."—New York Times (New York Times )

"Entirely delightful, intensely interesting."—Saturday Review (Saturday Review )

"A great story, brilliantly done. It has form—the form of Ann's life. . . . It has humour and satiric purpose, and it gives a brilliant summary of the changes in twentieth-century America."—Spectator (Spectator )

"An excellent indictment of the American prison system and a cutting satire on the various reform movements and cults which won the loyalty of Lewis's own generation."—New York Evening Post (New York Evening Post )

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Lewis, Sinclair
Published by University of Nebraska Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0803279477 ISBN 13: 9780803279476
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