By Sinclair Lewis
Within the fall of 1920, Sinclair Lewis all started a singular set in a fast-growing urban with the guts and brain of a small city. For the guts of his slicing satire of yankee company he created the bustling, shallow, and myopic George F. Babbitt, the epitome of middle-class mediocrity. the unconventional cemented Lewis's prominence as a social commentator.
Babbitt basks in his pedestrian good fortune and the recognition it has introduced him. He calls for excessive ethical criteria from these round him whereas flirting with girls, and he yearns to have wealthy acquaintances whereas shunning these much less lucky than he. yet Babbitt's safe complacency is shattered while his ally is distributed to felony, and he struggles to discover which means in his hole existence. He revolts, yet unearths that his former regimen isn't really so simply thrown over.
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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis