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Touring Europe with his beautiful but spoiled wife Fran, millionaire Sam Dodsworth, known as the American Captain of Industry, witnesses the clash of American and English cultures at the same time his marriage falls apart. Reissue.
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Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908. His college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the Helicon Home Colony, Upton Sinclair’s socialist experiment in New Jersey. He worked for some years as a free lance editor and journalist, during which time he published several minor novels. But with the publication of Main Street (1920), which sold half a million copies, he achieved wide recognition. This was followed by the two novels considered by many to be his finest, Babbitt (1922) and Arrowsmith (1925), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but declined by Lewis. In 1930, following Elmer Gantry (1927) and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature. This was the apogee of his literary career, and in the period from Ann Vickers (1933) to the posthumously published World So Wide (1951) Lewis wrote ten novels that reveal the progressive decline of his creative powers. From Main Street to Stockholm, a collection of his letters, was published in 1952, and The Man from Main Street, a collection of essays, in 1953. During his last years Sinclair Lewis wandered extensively in Europe, and after his death in Rome in 1951 his ashes were returned to his birthplace.
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap: NY (1929). 7.5 x 5", cloth, 377pp, nice copy in pretty nice dw with minor snag, rubbing, & edge-wear and minor spotting. 4th printing, it says. Reprint, but dustjacket has scene from Samuel Goldwyn Production starring Walter Huston. Seller Inventory # 96-0474
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1992. Library Binding. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020848805658
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Book Description Amereon Limited, 1992. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0848805658