The lonely predicament of Carol Kennicott, caught between her disires forr social reform and individual happiness, reflects the postition in which America's turn-of-the century "emancipated woman" found herself.
excellent classic by Lewis...
Sinclair is very depressing in this book and it is over 500 pages long. Can't say I will read another one of his books.
This is Sinclair Lewis' first great novel that made his reputation, and is one of the best works by an American author in the 20th century.
in this classic satire of small-town America, beautiful young Carol Kennicott comes to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, with dreams of transforming the provincial old town into a place of beauty and culture. But she runs into a wall of bigotry, hypocrisy and complacency. The first popular bestseller to attack conventional ideas about marriage, gender roles, and small town life, Main Street established Lewis as a major American novelist.