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Sinclair Lewis


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The classic novel about the downsides of small-town life by the Nobel Prize–winning author of Babbitt and It Can’t Happen Here.

Carol is a relatively worldly and educated woman, and when she marries a doctor and follows him to his hometown of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, she hopes to put the things she has learned into practice and contribute to the improvement of her new community. But the locals are far from welcoming, in this satirical masterpiece by one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished novelists, famed for chronicling the foibles of American culture.


Sinclair Lewis:
Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951) was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1926 Lewis’s novel Arrowsmith garnered the Pulitzer Prize, which the author refused. His work has been lauded for its critical insight into capitalism and materialist culture in America.