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Lewis, Sinclair 1885-1951

Works: 1,575 works in 6,436 publications in 37 languages and 145,192 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, Dedicatee, Actor, Creator, Correspondent, Scenarist, Commentator, Interviewee, Conceptor, Other, Speaker
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 )

684 editions published between 1026 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 9,426 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
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

408 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 7,015 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
Main Street & Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

406 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 6,682 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
Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

271 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 5,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High pressure evangelism's effect on title character
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

174 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
It can't happen here; a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

144 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

282 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,082 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 )

108 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

147 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 19 languages and held by 3,039 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
Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

151 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 16 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,652 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 )

88 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in 12 languages and held by 1,565 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 )

53 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in 6 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missionary to Sioux Indians becomes a builder in St. Paul and organizes a non-segregated union
Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 1,475 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
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,470 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
The prodigal parents : a novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

74 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 1,453 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 )

132 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,047 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
The job : an American novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

104 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 849 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
Our Mr. Wrenn : the romantic adventures of a gentle man by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

93 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 766 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
If I were boss : the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 689 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 1885-1951

Harry Sinclair Lewis

Lewis, Harry S. 1885-1951

Lewis, Harry Sinclair

Lewis, Harry Sinclair 1885-1951

Lewis, Sinclair

Luis, Sinkler

Lʹi︠u︡is, 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-djas amerikai drma-, regny-, s novellar

Sinclair Lewis powieściopisarz i nowelista amerykański

Sinclair Lewis romanziere e drammaturgo statunitense

Sinkler Ljuis

Sinkler Lis

Sinklērs Lūiss

Σίνκλερ Λιούις

Льюис, Синклер, 1885-1951

Синклер Луис

Синклер Льюис американский писатель

Синклер Люис

Сынклер Люіс

Сінклер Льюїс

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

싱클레어 루이스


ルイス, シンクレア

路易斯, 辛克来, 1885-1951




ArrowsmithMain Street & BabbittElmer GantryMain StreetIt can't happen here; a novelDodsworth; a novelCass Timberlane, a novel of husbands and wivesKingsblood royal