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Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt The book under investigation herein is Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt. The copy I'm using within this research is composed by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1950. The original version was published in 1922, but there isn't any information in this book about what printing or variant it could be. This edition encompasses half of four chapters which interval 401 pages in length since they are published here. 1 interesting note is that the publication is dedicated to Edith Wharton. The writer of the task, Sinclair Lewis, was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, also holds the distinction of being the first American ever to be given the Nobel Prize for literature. Lewis was born in the late 19th century and lived before the middle of the 20th century thus he observed many societal transformations, including electricity, the automobile and the growth of industrialism and urban centres. His school years were spent at Yale and he worked early in his writing career as a newspaper editor and journalist. His early works such as The Job: An American Novel were feature of their satire and realism which could have been trademarks of his mature style. Lewis goes on to write novels that satirized with little mercy the tiny rural town (Main Street), also the more 9-to-5 businessman (Babbitt) and individuals who tried to prevent scientific fact from appearing (Arrowsmith). Elmer Gantry and Dodsworth were also literary victories and every was made to a Hollywood motion picture. Lewis refused to accept that the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith because the details of the award stated that it wasn't being given for literary merit, but for the best protest of "the wholesome air of American life" (Murphy 597). L.. .