Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis
Published By: Double9 Books
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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is a powerful novel of American literature, offering a compelling social commentary on the tensions between tradition and modernity in small-town Middle America. Set in a rural community, Lewis intricately explores the struggle of individualism against the pressures of conformity. Through the lens of his protagonist, Carol Kennicott, the novel critiques the stifling grip of small-town tradition on the aspirations and ambitions of its inhabitants. As Carol navigates the complexities of Main Street life, she confronts the clash between her own desire for progress and the entrenched values of her surroundings. Lewis skillfully portrays the nuances of rural life, exposing the challenges faced by those who dare to challenge societal norms. With keen insight and sharp wit, 'Main Street' delves into the intricacies of ambition and the quest for individual fulfillment in a landscape dominated by tradition. Through Lewis's masterful storytelling, readers are transported into the heart of Middle America, where the struggle for identity and autonomy unfolds against a backdrop of cultural and social expectations."

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Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis was an American author and playwright who lived from February 7, 1885, until January 10, 1951. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930, becoming the first American (and first writer from the Americas) to do so. The prize was given "for his forceful and graphic art of description and his ability to develop, with wit and humor, new sorts of characters." His books Elmer Gantry (1927), Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Dodsworth (1929), and It Can't Happen Here are among his best-known works (1935). His writings are renowned for their scathing critiques of American materialism and capitalism during the interwar years. He is known for his insightful portrayals of contemporary working women. If there was ever an author among us with a true call to the profession, it is this red-haired cyclone from the Minnesota wilds, according to H. L. Mencken. Romantic poems and brief sketches by Lewis, who later served as editor of the Yale Literary Magazine, were among his early works of art to be published. Lewis wandered about after graduating, working odd jobs and trying to make ends meet while penning fiction for magazines and killing time.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 424 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362761440
  • ISBN-13: 9789362761446
  • Item Weight: 551.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 23.3mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Collections / American / General