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Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

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ISBN 10: 1603127720 / ISBN 13: 9781603127721
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Hardcover. 412 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.Harry Sinclair Lewis was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was awarded (and rejected) a Pulitzer prize for Arrowsmith, and in 1930 became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. His books Elmer Gantry, Main Street, Babbitt, Kingsblood Royal, and Cass Timberlane were all banned in various places and times in the United States. Main Streets protagonist, Carol Milford from Minneapolis, must adjust to small town life after marrying country doctor Will Kennecott and moving to his home town of Gopher Prairie. She finds the town backward, ugly, and conservative, and sets out to change it. She says I do not admit that Main Street is as beautiful as it should be! I do not admit that dish-washing is enough to satisfy all women! Her efforts meet with resistance, but a retreat to Washington, D. C. reveals that big city life presents its own problems, and she must learn to accept and appreciate Gopher Prairie for what it is. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781603127721

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Title: Main Street

Publisher: Aegypan

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Type: Hardcover

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Carol Milford says "I do not admit that Main Street is as beautiful as it should be! I do not admit that dish-washing is enough to satisfy all women!" Her efforts meet with resistance, but a retreat to Washington, D.C. reveals that big city life presents its own problems and she must learn to accept and appreciate Gopher Prairie for what it is.

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This classic by Sinclair Lewis shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire. "Main Street attacks the conformity and dullness of early 20th Century midwestern village life in the story of Carol Milford, the city girl who marries the town doctor. Her efforts to bring culture to the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, and petty small-minded bigotry. Lewis's complex and compelling work established him as an important character in American literature.

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