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              Babbitt: (with an Introduction by Hugh Walpole)
               

              Babbitt: (with an Introduction by Hugh Walpole) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair; Introduction by Walpole, Hugh

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              First published in 1922, Babbitt is Sinclair Lewis' satire of American culture in the early part of the 20th century. In the years following World War I Americans began to idealize the middle-class lifestyle as a symbol of success, one crucial to the American identity. The succes...sful self-made family man living in a Midwestern town began to symbolize the American Dream. The titular character of this novel, George F. Babbitt, is one such man. Babbitt is a successful middle-aged partner in a real estate firm who is married with three kids living in the fictional Midwestern town of Zenith. While having achieved the American Dream Babbitt gradually begins to feel a lack of fulfillment with how his life has turned out. He is a man unaware of the contemporary social and economic conditions that exist outside his own small circle. This lack of awareness begins to become increasingly apparent to him and a feeling of consternation sets in. Controversial upon its first publication for its criticism of what many Americans believed to be the ideal life, Babbitt is at once the tale of a middle-life crisis and a satirical critique of the vacuity of middle-class American life. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Hugh Walpole.
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              ISBN 9781420958133
              Released NZ 11 Jun 2018
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              Free Air
               

              Free Air (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.

              ISBN 9781498054799
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
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              Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott
               

              Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1920 Edition.

              ISBN 9781494197506
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2014
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              Free Air
               

              Free Air (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

              • RRP: $157.99
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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.

              ISBN 9781494196134
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2014
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              Babbit
               

              Babbit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

              • RRP: $116.99
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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.

              ISBN 9781498068437
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
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              The Willow Walk
               

              The Willow Walk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

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              The Willow Walk is a short story by Sinclair Lewis. Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 - January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which ...was awarded for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters. His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H.L. Mencken wrote of him, [If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds. He has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Great Americans series postage stamp. Lewis's earliest published creative work-romantic poetry and short sketches-appeared in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, of which he became an editor. After graduation Lewis moved from job to job and from place to place in an effort to make ends meet, write fiction for publication and to chase away boredom. While working for newspapers and publishing houses (and for a time at the Carmel-by-the-Sea, California writers' colony), he developed a facility for turning out shallow, popular stories that were purchased by a variety of magazines. He also earned money by selling plots to Jack London, including one for the latter's unfinished novel The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. Lewis's first published book was Hike and the Aeroplane, a Tom Swift-style potboiler that appeared in 1912 under the pseudonym Tom Graham. Sinclair Lewis's first serious novel, Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, appeared in 1914, followed by The Trail of the Hawk: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life (1915) and The Job (1917). That same year also saw the publication of another potboiler, The Innocents: A Story for Lovers,
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              ISBN 9781473312401
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2014
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              Main Street
                

              Main Street (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

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              ISBN 9781374882775
              Released NZ 24 May 2017
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              Babbitt
                

              Babbitt (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Sinclair

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              ISBN 9781374849044
              Released NZ 24 May 2017
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              The History of Mr. Polly
                

              The History of Mr. Polly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, H. G.; Foreword by Lewis, Sinclair

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              Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English author best known for his science fiction, including War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Invisible Man. (The History of Mr. Polly is one of his middle-period novels that covered lower-middle class life.

              ISBN 9781434433893
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2013
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              Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait
               

              Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hibben, Paxton; Foreword by Lewis, Sinclair

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              This is a new release of the original 1927 edition.

              ISBN 9781494097356
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2013
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