It Can't Happen Here: A Novel

By: Lewis, Sinclair

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Reissue. Lacks jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 458 pp. 8vo. A satirical work of dystopian fiction envisioning an American dictatorship. The causes for the descent into fascism are authentic, making the novel an insightful glimpse of what it looks like to trade one set of evils for another. Lewis wrote the book during the Great Depression, basing the dictatorship on Hitler's, but replacing hateful indoctrination with misleading appeals to American values. Many believe the novel to be a direct reaction to the possible candidacy of Huey Long for president in 1936. It was published five years after Lewis became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lewis also won (and declined) the Pulitzer Prize for his 1925 novel Arrowsmith.

Title: It Can't Happen Here: A Novel

Author: Lewis, Sinclair

Categories: Nobel Prize Winners, Utopian & Dystopian, Literature,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Sun Dial Press, Inc.: 1935

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2199794

Keywords: FICTION DYSTOPIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE,