Book Reviews of The Job: An American Novel (Bison Book)

The Job: An American Novel (Bison Book)
The Job An American Novel - Bison Book
Author: Sinclair Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780803279483
ISBN-10: 0803279485
Publication Date: 4/1/1994
Pages: 327
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Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This, his second novel, reads as does a poorly written romance novel. It is merely a shadow of what followed; but then that happens to be “Main Street.” Together with “Main Street” and “Ann Vickers” it begins the trilogy of women’s emancipation in the early 20th century. Somehow, at least to me, his heroine and her unlikely lover seem to be stilted characterizations. However, from the standpoint of the novel’s major theme, it is important to read it as part of the whole. Quite a castigation of advertising as fluff and fiction in Part Two: more caustic than Morley in “Thunder On the Left.” He does a marvelous job of sizing up the office environment in the same chapter to the end that nothing has changed in 100 years.