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Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951)

Autor(a) de Babbitt

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About the Author

Harry Sinclair Lewis was born on February 7, 1885 in Minnesota. He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. A lonely child, Lewis immersed himself in reading and diary writing. mostrar mais While studying at Yale University and living in writer Upton Sinclair's communal house, he wrote for Yale Literary Magazine and helped to build the Panama Canal. After graduating from Yale in 1908, Lewis began writing fiction, publishing 22 novels by the end of his career. His early works, while often praised by literary critics, did not reach popularity but with Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis achieved fame as a writer. His style of choice was satire; he explored American small-town life, conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism. Sinclair Lewis was married and divorced twice. As his career wound down, he spent his later life in Europe and died in Rome on January 10, 1951. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt (1922) 5,057 exemplares
Main Street (1920) 4,108 exemplares
It Can't Happen Here (1935) 3,356 exemplares
Arrowsmith (1925) 2,085 exemplares
Elmer Gantry (1927) 1,537 exemplares
Dodsworth (1929) 605 exemplares
Kingsblood Royal (1947) 558 exemplares
Main Street / Babbitt (1992) 443 exemplares
Cass Timberlane (1945) 422 exemplares
Ann Vickers (1933) 173 exemplares
Free Air (1919) 152 exemplares
Main Street / Babbitt / Arrowsmith (1953) 144 exemplares
The Prodigal Parents (1938) 101 exemplares
Work of Art (1932) 93 exemplares
Bethel Merriday (1940) 86 exemplares
Gideon Planish (1943) 80 exemplares
The God Seeker (1949) 78 exemplares
Mantrap (1926) 77 exemplares
The Job (1917) 75 exemplares
World So Wide (1950) 73 exemplares
Our Mr. Wrenn (1914) 72 exemplares
The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928) 39 exemplares
The Trail of the Hawk (1915) 38 exemplares
Elmer Gantry [1960 film] (1960) — Novel — 35 exemplares
The Innocents: A Story for Lovers (1917) 27 exemplares
The Days of the King (1924) — Prefácio — 26 exemplares
Seven Selected Short Stories (1946) 11 exemplares
Storm in the West (1963) 10 exemplares
The Three Readers: Clifton Fadiman, Sinclair Lewis, Carl Van Doren (1943) — Editor; Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Hike and the Aeroplane (1912) 7 exemplares
Jayhawker: A Play in Three Acts (1935) 5 exemplares
Let's Play King (1931) 5 exemplares
The Ghost Patrol [short story] (1946) 5 exemplares
Main Street, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 4 exemplares
Main Street [annotated] (2019) 4 exemplares
The Willow Walk [short story] (1989) 4 exemplares
Free Air 3 exemplares
Minnesota Diary, 1942-46 (2000) 3 exemplares
Main Street, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 3 exemplares
The Best is Yet to Be (1994) 3 exemplares
Ann Vickers, Volume 2 of 2 (1973) 2 exemplares
Ann Vickers, Volume 1 of 2 (1973) 2 exemplares
A Book of Prefaces 2 exemplares
[no title] 2 exemplares
The Sinclair Lewis Collection (2016) 2 exemplares
Walt Disney's Bongo (a Big Golden book) (1947) — Original story — 2 exemplares
Opere 2 exemplares
The Works of Sinclair Lewis (2009) 1 exemplar
Mantrap and Other Stories (1965) 1 exemplar
Gideon Planish / Articles (1965) 1 exemplar
Lewis Sinclair 1 exemplar
Keep Out of the Kitchen (1929) 1 exemplar
The Post-Mortem Murder (1921) 1 exemplar
Babbitt (Volume 2 of 2) (2008) 1 exemplar
Main Street, Volume 1 of 3 (2008) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Old Man and the Sea (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições30,718 exemplares
Por Quem os Sinos Dobram (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições18,960 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 680 exemplares
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Adventure Stories from the Strand (1995) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Fun and Fancy Free [1947 film] (1947) — Original story — 108 exemplares
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Nobel Prize Library: Kawabata, Kipling, Lewis (1971) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Dodsworth [1936 film] (1936) — Original story — 28 exemplares
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals of Modern Fiction (1945) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Arrowsmith [1931 film] (1931) — Original novel — 10 exemplares
Los Premios Pulitzer de novela (I) (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Los Premios Nobel de Literatura, v.1 — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Sinclair Lewis's Dodsworth (1948) 2 exemplares
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 2 (1954) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Bongo [1947 short film] (1947) — Original story — 2 exemplares
It Can Happen Here (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Reader for Writers — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Free Air / Hermann Lauscher / On Overgrown Paths — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
7 Novel Dystopian Collection — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern American short stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lewis, Sinclair
Nome legal
Lewis, Harry Sinclair
Outros nomes
Lewis, Red
Graham, Tom
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Local de falecimento
Rome, Italy
Causa da morte
advanced alcoholism
Locais de residência
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Carmel, California, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
New York, New York, USA
Rome, Italy (mostrar todos 9)
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Thorvale Farm, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Barnard, Vermont, USA
Oberlin Academy
Yale University (AB|1908)
short-story writer
sold fiction plots to novelist Jack London
editor (mostrar todos 12)
advertising manager
Thompson, Dorothy (wife|divorced)
Lewis, Grace Hegger (wife|divorced)
Lewis, J. P. Sinclair (grandson)
Wharton, Edith (friend)
Acheson, Dean (friend)
Shirer, William L. (friend) (mostrar todos 8)
Kruif, Paul de (friend)
Jordan, Elizabeth Garver (editor)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1935)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (vice president)
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California writers' colony
Transatlantic Tales, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa (reporter) (mostrar todos 14)
Associated Press, San Francisco (staff writer)
Volta Review, Washington, D.C. (staff member)
Frederick A. Stokes (publisher), New York, New York (manuscript reader)
Adventure, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Publisher's Newspaper Syndicate, New York, NY (editor)
George H. Doran (publisher), New York, NY (editorial assistant, advertising manager, and full-time writer)
Newsweek (columnist)
Esquire (columnist)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1930)
Edith Haggard



It's easy to see why this 1930s novel was reprinted in 2017, but I didn't find this one as chilling as I was expecting. And I thought it would spend more time on build-up of Buzz Windrip becoming a president than it did—all that happened very quickly very early on.
queen_ypolita | 87 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2024 |
Like so many others, I read this in high school. I read it again in college. Both times I adored the story, and it led to Sinclair Lewis becoming a favorite author. [b:Elmer Gantry|11378|Elmer Gantry|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1386925217l/11378._SX50_.jpg|13842] and [b:It Can't Happen Here|11371|It Can't Happen Here|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1670180451l/11371._SY75_.jpg|1296784] played roles in shaping my religious and political views.

Oddly, I remembered none of this book as I read it for a third time. It was far more boring than I thought it would be. Things I expected were not present. I think that some memories come from [b:A Doll's House|37793|A Doll's House|Henrik Ibsen|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1660268136l/37793._SY75_.jpg|10535173], but I'm not sure. Given that my memory of the book and play stretches back more than forty years, it's inevitable that some memories will meld or change.

Main Street is well written. Lewis is a master at building and then tearing down characters with satire. (Sometimes he bats you about the face with it.) However, I think he's a better writer when he's criticizing society outright. So, I was a bit disappointed. I think his immaturity as a writer is displayed quite prominently when [b:Main Street|11376|Main Street|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1308953459l/11376._SY75_.jpg|18537748] is placed next to other books like [b:Arrowsmith|11389|Arrowsmith|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328006651l/11389._SY75_.jpg|1446230].

But, these are my foibles as an older person. I've noticed lately that I don't have the patience for young writers that I used to have. So, the rating stays the same as I gave it when I was in my teens and in my 20s.
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rabbit-stew | 74 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
He def wanted to elope to Maine w/ Paulibus.
k6gst | 95 outras críticas | Dec 27, 2023 |
An interesting alternate history dystopia in which the US turns into a fascist dictatorship in response to the Depression.
JBarringer | 87 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |


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