Babbitt

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Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city. But the middle-aged real estate agent is shaken from his self-satisfaction by a growing restlessness with the limitations of his life. When a personal crisis forces a reexamination of his values, Babbitt mounts a rebellion against social expectations - jeopardizing his reputation and business standing as well as his marriage. Widely considered Sinclair Lewis's greatest novel, this satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication. Babbitt's name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his existence revealed the emptiness of the mainstream vision of success. His story reflects the nature of a conformist society, in which the pressures of maintaining propriety can ultimately cause individuals to lose their place in the world. Babbitt ranks among the important 20th-century works addressing the struggles of people caught in the machinery of modern life, and it remains ever-relevant as a cautionary tale against clinging to conventional values.
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title Babbitt
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title_full Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Gordon Hutner, Babbitt [eBook], Babbitt [electronic resource], Babbitt [electronic resource] / Sinclair Lewis
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topic Businessmen Fiction, City and town life Middle West Fiction, Conformity Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Satire, Middle West Fiction, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Middle-aged men Fiction
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