Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott (Anniversary Edition)

By: Lewis, Sinclair

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Book Condition: Very Good

No jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 451 pp. Anniversary edition. Silver cloth, blue decorations and top edge. The first of Sinclair Lewiss 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, Lewiss 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, andworst of allthe pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds. Lewiss 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 and established Lewis as an important figure in twentieth-century American literature.

Title: Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott (Anniversary Edition)

Author: Lewis, Sinclair

Categories: Historical, Contemporary, American,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2300607