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The Resource Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman ; notes by Harold Bush

Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman ; notes by Harold Bush

Label
Babbitt
Title
Babbitt
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman ; notes by Harold Bush
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of George F. Babbit, a conniving, prosperous businessman who is a total conformist, loyal to whoever serves his need of the moment, but without a sense of his own corruption
Member of
Summary
On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn't understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a "Babbitt," meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
040738
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1885-1951
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Sinclair
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.E94
LC item number
B2 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bush, Harold K.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Modern Library classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Businessmen
  • Conformity
  • Satirical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman ; notes by Harold Bush
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1922
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
47837904
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 404 pages
Isbn
9780375759253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001044622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman ; notes by Harold Bush
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1922
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
47837904
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 404 pages
Isbn
9780375759253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001044622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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