Babbitt Author:Sinclair Lewis On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world - the solid, successful world of a solid, successful businessman. — But in reality, George F. Babbitt 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... more » 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.
"Mr. Lewis is a genius ... an idealist, an artist." --London Observer
"Sinclair Lewis is one of the major prophets of our time." --William Allen White
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and one of America's leading novelists, Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Center, Minnesota, in 1885. The author graduated from Yale University, worked as a reporter, editor, and free-lance writer before devoting his full time to writing. His literary reputation was made with the publication of MAIN STREET in 1920. Later successes included BABBITT (1922), ARROWSMITH (1924), ELMER GANTRY (1927), and DODSWORTH (1929). Mr. Lewis died in Rome, Italy in 1951.« less