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Lewis, Sinclair 1885-1951

Works: 1,676 works in 5,577 publications in 29 languages and 142,871 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Political fiction  History  Drama  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Honoree, Actor, Creator, Other, Correspondent, Scenarist, Speaker, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Sinclair Lewis
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Most widely held works by Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

519 editions published between 1026 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 8,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George F. Babbitt is a hustling, prosperous real estate broker in a city of about 350,000. Back of his business and clubs and 100% activities is a wistful wonder as to what this business of living is all about
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

276 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 8,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

281 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 6,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic. A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life
Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

202 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 4,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High pressure evangelism's effect on title character
It can't happen here : a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

104 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark satire about the rise of a fascist American dictator
Dodsworth; a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

185 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged American retires and he and his wife go to Europe where they find a new set of values and relationships
Cass Timberlane, a novel of husbands and wives by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

73 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage of a judge and his unstable young wife in a small Minnesota town
Kingsblood royal by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

89 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 13 languages and held by 2,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man discovers one of his forebears was a Negro and experiences what it is to be a Negro in a northern town where presumably prejudice is non-existent
Main Street & Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, longs "to get [her] hands on one of these prairie towns and make it beautiful," but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. Carol first struggles against and then flees the social tyrannies and cultural emptiness of Gopher Prairie, only to submit at last to the conventions of village life. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community
Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

102 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 12 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical novel of an intelligent, energetic woman portraying her interest in social work and prison reform
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( )

58 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit 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 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
Gideon Planish, a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

67 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quack with dream of swaying the masses and his extravagant and financially ambitious wife
The God-seeker : a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

39 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missionary to Sioux Indians becomes a builder in St. Paul and organizes a non-segregated union
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol Milford, educated, sophisticated, and energetic, has ambitious plans for her life. Her studies have prepared her to join an enlightened, progressive society. But after she becomes Carol Kennicott, the wife of a small town physician, she quickly learns that she is to be nothing more than a gracious wife. Frustrated and torn between the challenge of social change and the comfort of personal security, she begins to understand the cost of conformity--and rebellion.--
Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Arrowsmith, Lewis portrays the medical education and career of a physician whose idealistic commitment is tested by the greed and opportunism he encounters at all levels of his profession. Elmer Gantry dramatizes the growing tension between secularism and fundamentalism in 1920s America through the portrait of a glib and self-serving preacher relentlessly pursuing worldly pleasure and power. Dodsworth depicts the unraveling marriage of an American industrialist and his restless wife as they travel through Europe, and explores the contrasts between European cultural tradition and American commercialism"--Publisher description
The prodigal parents : a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

32 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter, inclined towards communism, and hard drinking brother want mother and father to continue to support them
Free air by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

130 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 1919, took the reader by automobile toward a West that was brimming with possibilities for suddenly mobile Americans at the end of a world war. At the same time, it exposed them to all the perils of early motoring
Our Mr. Wrenn : the romantic adventures of a gentle man by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

131 editions published between 1193 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
The job : an American novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

86 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working girl Una Golden is caught in the dilemmas of career or marriage, office or kitchen, boss or husband, birth control or motherhood
If I were boss : the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories on the corporate world, written earlier this century by Sinclair Lewis. Set in New York, the subjects range from back-stabbing to office romance
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.05 for If I were ... to 0.34 for Ann Vicker ...)

Main Street & Babbitt
Alternative Names

controlled identityGraham, Tom, 1885-1951

Ghaham, Tom 1885-1951

Graham, Tom.

Graham, Tom, 1885-1951

Harry Sinclair Lewis

Lewis, Harry S. 1885-1951

Lewis, Harry Sinclair.

Lewis, Harry Sinclair 1885-1951

Lewis, Sinclair

Lewis, Sinclair 1885-1951

Líuis, Sinkler.

Lʹi︠u︡is, Sinkler 1885-1951

Lʹjuis, Sinkler 1885-1951

Luis, Sinkler.

Luʾis, Sinḳler 1885-1951

Luiss, Sinklers, 1885-1951

Luyisi, Xinlelai, 1885-1951

Sinclair Lewis Amerikaans auteur

Sinclair Lewis amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Sinclair Lewis Amerikano a nobelista, mannurat ti ababa a sarita, ken dramaturgo

Sinclair Lewis Nobel-díjas amerikai dráma-, regény-, és novellaíró

Sinclair Lewis powieściopisarz i nowelista amerykański

Sinclair Lewis romanziere e drammaturgo statunitense

Sinkler Ljuis

Sinkler Luis

Sinklērs Lūiss

Σίνκλερ Λιούις

Льюис, Синклер, 1885-1951

Синклер Луис

Синклер Льюис

Синклер Льюис американский писатель

Синклер Люис

Сынклер Люіс

Сінклер Льюіс

לואיס, סינקלייר

לואיס, סינקליר

לואיס, סינקלעיר 1885־1951

לואיס, סינקלר

לואיס, סינקלר 1885־1951

לויס, סינקלער

סינקלר לואיס

سنجلار لەوس

سنكلير لويس

سنكلير لويس، 1885-1951

سنکلیئر لیوس


سینکلر لوئیس

सिंकलेर लुइस

সিনক্লেয়ার লুইস

ಸಿಂಕ್ಲೇರ್ ಲೆವಿಸ್

루이스, S. 1885-1951

루이스, 싱클레어 1885-1951

루이스, 해리 싱클레어 1885-1951

류이사, 신극래 1885-1951

싱클레어 루이스


ルイス, シンクレア

路易斯, 辛克来, 1885-1951




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