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Lewis, Sinclair 1885-1951

Works: 1,742 works in 6,002 publications in 25 languages and 147,885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Political fiction  Drama  Study guides  Radio plays 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Creator, Actor, Honoree, Conceptor, Interviewee, Commentator, Other, Correspondent, Scenarist, Speaker
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
597 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 12,564 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
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
357 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 11,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
234 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 6,711 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
Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
240 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 5,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High pressure evangelism's effect on title character
It can't happen here; a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
98 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark satire about the rise of a fascist American dictator
Dodsworth; a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
177 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,815 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 )
91 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marriage of a judge and his unstable young wife in a small Minnesota town
Kingsblood royal by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
55 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 2,905 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
Main Street & Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. These remarkable novels combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, want "to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it's too late."
Our Mr. Wrenn the romantic adventures of a gentle man by Sinclair Lewis ( )
105 editions published between 1193 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This charming 1914 novel--the author's first--tells the tale of Mr. William Wrenn, a meek bachelor who works at a tedious job and dreams of traveling to exotic lands. His only escape entails frequent visits to the moving picture shows; but after a small inheritance comes his way, Wrenn is able to actualize his dream of going abroad. He travels--and returns to New York City a changed man. In fact, this new perspective leads to positive changes in all aspects of Our Mr. Wrenn's life
If I were boss the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis ( )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,082 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
Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
92 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 12 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical novel of an intelligent, energetic woman portraying her interest in social work and prison reform
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis ( )
57 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world. The solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely middle-aged man who doesn't understand his family, who has an unsuccessful fling at an affair, who voices sympathy for some striking workers and is almost financially ruined by his action, who 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 "Babbitt" ... a word which means a booster, a success ... a sheep
Free air by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
69 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claire Boltwood and her father drive their roadster cross-country, braving all the perils of early motoring. But the greatest distance to be overcome is the social one, between Claire's upper-class society and an unpretentious mechanic named Milt
Gideon Planish, a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
75 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis ( )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,513 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
Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,491 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
The God-seeker : a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
31 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missionary to Sioux Indians becomes a builder in St. Paul and organizes a non-segregated union
The prodigal parents : a novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
31 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughter, inclined towards communism, and hard drinking brother want mother and father to continue to support them
Selected short stories of Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis ( Book )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2004 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories feature romantic fantasy, adventure, romance, satire, and emotional sketches
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Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.10 for Main Stree ... to 0.39 for The novel ...)
Alternative Names

controlled identity Graham, Tom, 1885-1951

Ghaham, Tom 1885-1951
Graham, Tom.
Graham, Tom 1885-1951
Lewis, Harry S. 1885-1951
Lewis, Harry Sinclair.
Lewis, Harry Sinclair 1885-1951
Lewis, Sinclair
Líuis, Sinkler.
Lʹi︠u︡is, Sinkler 1885-1951
Luis, Sinkler.
Luʾis, Sinḳler 1885-1951
Luiss, Sinklers, 1885-1951
Luyisi, Xinlelai, 1885-1951
Льюис, Синклер, 1885-1951
לואיס, סינקלעיר 1885־1951
לואיס, סינקלר
לואיס, סינקלר 1885־1951
לויס, סינקלער
سنكلير لويس، 1885-1951
ルイス, シンクレア
路易斯, 辛克来, 1885-1951
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