WorldCat Identities

Lewis, Sinclair 1885-1951

Works: 1,917 works in 5,864 publications in 21 languages and 145,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Political fiction  History  Drama  Radio plays 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Actor, Creator, Interviewee, Correspondent, Commentator, Scenarist, Other, Conceptor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
535 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 10,046 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 )
190 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
223 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 6,681 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 )
214 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 5,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High pressure evangelism's effect on title character
It can't happen here; a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
98 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark satire about the rise of a fascist American dictator
Dodsworth; a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
159 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,801 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 )
68 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marriage of a judge and his unstable young wife in a small Minnesota town
Kingsblood royal by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
68 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 2,982 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 )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 2,886 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
Main Street, the story of Carol Kennicott by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
124 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of a town doctor dreams of initiating social reforms and introducing art and literature to the community
Our Mr. Wrenn the romantic adventures of a gentle man by Sinclair Lewis ( )
98 editions published between 1193 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This charming 1914 novel--the author's first--tells the tale of Mr. William Wrenn, a meek bachelor who works at a tedious job and dreams of traveling to exotic lands. His only escape entails frequent visits to the moving picture shows; but after a small inheritance comes his way, Wrenn is able to actualize his dream of going abroad. He travels--and returns to New York City a changed man. In fact, this new perspective leads to positive changes in all aspects of Our Mr. Wrenn's life
If I were boss the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis ( )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,996 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
Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
65 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical novel of an intelligent, energetic woman portraying her interest in social work and prison reform
Gideon Planish, a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
52 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis ( )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 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
Free air by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
66 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claire Boltwood and her father drive their roadster cross-country, braving all the perils of early motoring. But the greatest distance to be overcome is the social one, between Claire's upper-class society and an unpretentious mechanic named Milt
Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,491 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 God-seeker : a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
33 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and Danish and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missionary to Sioux Indians becomes a builder in St. Paul and organizes a non-segregated union
The prodigal parents : a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
30 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughter, inclined towards communism, and hard drinking brother want mother and father to continue to support them
Selected short stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
28 editions published between 1935 and 1990 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories feature romantic fantasy, adventure, romance, satire, and emotional sketches
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Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.10 for Babbitt ... to 0.39 for Free air ...)
Alternative Names

controlled identity Graham, Tom, 1885-1951

Ghaham, Tom 1885-1951
Graham, Tom.
Graham, Tom, 1885-1951
Lewis, Harry S. 1885-1951
Lewis, Harry Sinclair.
Lewis, Harry Sinclair, 1885-1951
Lewis, Sinclair
Líuis, Sinkler.
Lʹi︠u︡is, Sinkler, 1885-1951
Luis, Sinkler.
Luʾis, Sinḳler, 1885-1951
Luiss, Sinklers, 1885-1951
Luyisi, Xinlelai, 1885-1951
Льюис, Синклер, 1885-1951
לואיס, סינקלעיר, 1885־1951
לואיס, סינקלר
לואיס, סינקלר, 1885־1951
לויס, סינקלער
سنكلير لويس، 1885-1951
ルイス, シンクレア
路易斯, 辛克来, 1885-1951
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