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Main Street

by Sinclair Lewis

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The first of Sinclair Lewis's great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his own unhappy childhood in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis's sixth novel attacked the conformity and dullness he saw in midwestern village life. Young college graduate Carol Milford moves from the city to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the local doctor, and tries to bring culture to the small town. But her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and—worst of all—the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds.
Lewis's portrayal of a marriage torn by disillusionment and a woman forced into compromises is at once devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His subtle characterizations and intimate details of small-town America make Main Street a complex and compelling work and established Lewis as an important figure in twentieth-century American literature.

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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  • Release date: November 1, 2000

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  • ISBN: 9780553905359
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  • ISBN: 9780553905359
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  • Release date: November 1, 2000

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  • ISBN: 9780553905359
  • File size: 2416 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2000

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The first of Sinclair Lewis's great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his own unhappy childhood in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis's sixth novel attacked the conformity and dullness he saw in midwestern village life. Young college graduate Carol Milford moves from the city to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the local doctor, and tries to bring culture to the small town. But her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and—worst of all—the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds.
Lewis's portrayal of a marriage torn by disillusionment and a woman forced into compromises is at once devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His subtle characterizations and intimate details of small-town America make Main Street a complex and compelling work and established Lewis as an important figure in twentieth-century American literature.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Random House Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 1, 2000

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780553905359
    Release date: November 1, 2000

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780553905359
    File size: 684 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2000

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780553905359
    File size: 2416 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2000

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
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  • Languages
    English