Babbitt

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Babbitt  (1922) 
by Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by the American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright Sinclair Lewis. It is a satire about American values, and its main theme is the power of conformity and the vacuity of American life. The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in Literature to Lewis in 1930. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards".Excerpted from Babbitt (novel) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

BABBITT


BABBITT


BY
SINCLAIR LEWIS

AUTHOR OF
MAIN STREET, Etc.

GROSSET & DUNLAP
PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY

HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC.

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OT AMERICA

To
EDITH WHARTON

Chapters (not listed in original)


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1951, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.