Still pertinent today and it was written in the early 20s. Worth reading.
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.
First published in 1922, Babbitt is an authentic modern American classic, a biting satire of middle-American values that retains much of its poignancy today. George F. Babbitt, Lewis's outwardly successful but inwardly unhappy real estate salesman, still seems real. His story makes engrossing reading and is ideal for audio listening. With Babbitt himself at the center of every scene, it is impossible for listeners plagued by frequent interruptions to lose track of the story line. Narrator Wolfram Kandinsky has a voice that many listeners may find grating; however, his reading here conveys an appropriate ironic tone that is especially apt when he reads Babbitt's own lines. Recommended for general fiction collections.