Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

When Babbitt was first published in 1922, fans gleefully hailed its scathing portrait of a crass, materialistic nation; critics denounced it as an unfair skewering of the American businessman. Sparking heated literary debate, Babbitt became a controversial classic, securing Sinclair Lewis’s place as one of America’s preeminent social commentators. Businessman George F. Babbitt loves the latest appliances, brand names, and the Republican Party. In fact, he loves being a solid citizen even more than he loves his wife. But Babbitt comes to resent the middle-class trappings he has worked so hard to acquire. Realizing that his life is devoid of meaning, he grows determined to transcend his trivial existence and search for greater purpose. Raising thought-provoking questions while yielding hilarious consequences, and just as relevant today as ever, Babbitt’s quest for meaning forces us to confront the Babbitt in ourselves—and ponder what it truly means to be an American.

The 486th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 94th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  3. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  4. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  5. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Babbitt (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 1170302 $7.50 $1.99 2010
Babbitt (Bantam Classics) Mass Market Paperback 693091 $3.00 $0.10 1998
Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 54135 $1.95 $0.74 2003
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Babbitt: Original and Unabridged (Translate House Classics) Paperback 1437146 $9.99 $11.81 2014
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Babbitt (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 819275 $2.86 $0.01 2007
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BABBITT (Spanish Edition) Audio CD 1875296 $17.00 $10.00 2002
Babbitt - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Kindle Edition 430156 $1.99 2011
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Sinclair Lewis - Main Street, & Babbitt Kindle Edition 584785 $3.59 2008
Sinclair Lewis's Collected Works:Babbitt,Free Air,The Job,and More!(7 Works) Kindle Edition 406347 $1.99 2013
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Babbitt and Other Works by Sinclair Lewis (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) Kindle Edition 605310 $1.99 2009
Babbitt Hardcover 3718593 $5.00 $0.68 2002
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Babbitt Kindle Edition 57122 $0.99 2014
Babbitt (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 1534384 $4.57 $0.01 2002
Babbitt Kindle Edition 552562 $1.99 2007
Babbitt (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Paperback 1597953 $0.99 $0.01 2005
Babbitt (FIRST EDITION) Hardcover 4025685 $9.99
Babbitt Hardcover 1977475 $28.95 $33.49 2016
Babbit Mass Market Paperback 3344971 $25.00 $0.01
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (2012-02-11) Hardcover 9194903 $73.80 $33.01
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Babbitt (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 3897766 $3.46 $0.01 1998
Babbitt (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Paperback 236181 $4.85 $0.15 1996
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