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It can't happen here

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, 2005.
Series: Signet Classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It Can't Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Allegories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sinclair Lewis
ISBN: 0451529294 9780451529299
OCLC Number: 56982220
Description: xv, 384 pages ; 18 cm
Series Title: Signet Classic.
Responsibility: Sinclair Lewis ; with a new introduction by Michael Meyer.
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"It Can't Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called "a message to thinking Americans" by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can't Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news."--Amazon.com.

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