Main Street [electronic resource] / Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Morris Dickstein.

Authors: Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Call number: eBook
Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 2008.
Publication date: 2008.
Subject: Married women -- Fiction.
Women college graduates -- Fiction.
Physicians' spouses -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
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Title: Main Street [electronic resource] / Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Morris Dickstein.
Edition: Bantam reissue
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Summary note: The first of Sinclair Lewis's great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his own unhappy childhood in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis's sixth novel attacked the conformity and dullness he saw in midwestern village life. Young college graduate Carol Milford moves from the city to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the local doctor, and tries to bring culture to the small town. But her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and--worst of all--the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds. Lewis's portrayal of a marriage torn by disillusionment and a woman forced into compromises is at once devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His subtle characterizations and intimate details of small-town America make Main Street a complex and compelling work.
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ISBN: 9780553905359 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
055390535X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9780553905359 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
055390535X (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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