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Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis

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Published by Signet Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsSally E. Parry (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7577403M
ISBN 100451530616
ISBN 109780451530615

When Babbitt was first published in , 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/5(44). The satirical novel, Babbitt (), by Sinclair Lewis, is a critique of the social pressure toward conformity and what Lewis regarded as the emptiness of middle-class life. The setting is the city of Zenith in the Midwest. The book’s first seven chapters describe a day in the life of a realtor, George F. Babbitt, starting with his morning.

Today, of course, Babbitt is an American classic, and the word "Babbitt" is a part of the American vocabulary; the word carries the unsavory connotation of someone who conforms rigidly to the standards of one's social peers, someone who is respectably middle class and has little social conscience and even less imagination. George F. Babbitt is a year-old American real estate salesman living in the Midwestern city of Zenith. He is successful, having a thriving business, a wife and three children, a very nice house and car, and all the modern conveniences.

About Babbitt. The masterpiece of Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis A Penguin Classic George F. Babbitt, a conniving, prosperous real estate man from Zenith, Ohio, revels in his popularity, his success, and, especially, in the material rewards they bring. Dissatisfaction with life Although Babbitt appears to be smug about his material successes, as the novel progresses, the readers glimpse his growing dissatisfaction with his supposed perfect life. This discontentment with the idealized bourgeois existence is the strongest theme of the novel and is the reason that Paul shoots Zilla, and is also why Babbitt rebels against the expectations placed.


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Babbitt is set in the modern Midwestern city of Zenith. George F. Babbitt, a year-old real estate broker, enjoys all the modern conveniences available to a prosperous middle-class businessman, yet he is dissatisfied with his life. May 02,  · This book was published in and is a fine piece of satire.

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The text begins: CHAPTER III To George F. Babbitt, as to most prosperous citizens of Zenith, his motor car was poetry and tragedy, love and heroism.

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It turns out that a local grocery store owner, named Archibald Purdy, is thinking of opening a butcher shop beside his store. Fair enough. Kyle Beckley History Book Analysis Nov. 30, Analysis of “Babbitt” The novel Babbitt was written by Sinclair Lewis in The book’s main character is named George Babbitt, a real estate salesman.

He lives in a city called Zenith.book summaries and study materials. Summary On his return home, Babbitt finds Myra waiting for him. An argument ensues, during which Babbitt boldly announces that he has been seeing another woman — drinking and doing all sorts of forbidden things.In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity.

Conformity is so powerful that even after Babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society. George F. .