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Babbitt
Babbitt
Author: Sinclair Lewis
With his portrait of George F. Babbitt, the conniving, prosperous real-estate man from Zenith, Sinclair Lewis created one of the ugliest, but most convincing, figures in American fiction-the total conformist. Babbitt's demons are power in his community and the self-esteem he can only receive from others. In his attempts to reconcile these aspira...  more »
ISBN: 110129
Publication Date: 3/1964
Pages: 326
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Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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An interesting picture of a man who is disconnected from himself. Said to be an indictment of business, but I see it as rather what can happen when we put all our focus on externals in general.
Slow going if you are used to modern pulp fiction, but well worth the effort to enjoy the development of the character which is Babbitt, a businessman.


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