Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)

Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)

Sinclair Lewis


Prosperous and socially well known, George Babbitt seems to have every little thing a guy may want: strong healthiness, a superb kin, and a ecocnomic enterprise in a booming Midwestern urban. however the middle-aged actual property agent is shaken from his self-satisfaction via a becoming restlessness with the restrictions of his lifestyles. whilst a private difficulty forces a reexamination of his values, Babbitt mounts a uprising opposed to social expectancies — jeopardizing his attractiveness and company status in addition to his marriage.
Widely thought of Sinclair Lewis's maximum novel, this satire of the yankee social panorama created a sensation upon its 1922 book. Babbitt's identify grew to become an rapid and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his life printed the vacancy of the mainstream imaginative and prescient of good fortune. His tale displays the character of a conformist society, within which the pressures of conserving propriety can finally reason members to lose their position within the world.
Babbitt ranks one of the vital 20th-century works addressing the struggles of individuals stuck within the equipment of contemporary lifestyles, and it continues to be ever-relevant as a cautionary story opposed to clinging to standard values.

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