Lewis, Harry Sinclair: Babbitt

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BARRON`S BOOK NOTES SINCLAIR LEWIS`S BABBITT SINCLAIR LEWIS: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES If you go to any large dictionary and open it to the B section, you`ll find two definitions that didn`t exist before 1922: Babbitt--an uncultured, conformist businessman; Babbittry--smugness, conventionality, and a desire for material success. These words have become part of our vocabulary, thanks to Sinclair Lewis. Few authors in American literature have done what Lewis did in his novel about a middle-aged realtor: in George F. Babbitt he gave the world a character so vivid and indestructible that the name has come to stand not just for a single fictional character but for many American businessmen of that era as well. In some ways Sinclair Lewis was himself much like Babbitt--midwestern, ambitious, ...

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