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The Resource Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis

Label
Babbitt
Title
Babbitt
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George E. Babbitt, a conniving, prosperous real estate man from Zenith, Ohio, revels in his popularity, his success, and, especially, in the material rewards they bring. He bullies his wife, flirts with other women, and patronizes the less successful. But when his best friend is sent to prison for killing his wife, Babbitt's middle-class complacency is shattered, and he rebels, seeking a more "meaningful" life. His small revolt is quickly defeated, however, by public opinion and his own need for acceptance. Babbitt captures the flavor of America during the economic boom years of the 1920s, and its protagonist has become the symbol of middle-class mediocrity, his name an enduring part of the American lexicon
Member of
Summary
On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn't understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt 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: a "Babbitt," meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep
Theme
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040738
Cataloging source
DLC
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1885-1951
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Lewis, Sinclair
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
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1110
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An HBJ modern classic
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  • Middle-aged men
  • Businessmen
  • Conformity
  • Businessmen
  • Conformity
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm20057285
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780151104215
Lccn
89036787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)20057285
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm20057285
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780151104215
Lccn
89036787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)20057285

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