The Resource Babbitt

Babbitt

Label
Babbitt
Title
Babbitt
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1920, Sinclair Lewis began a novel set in a fast-growing city with the heart and mind of a small town. For the center of his cutting satire of American business he created the bustling, shallow, and myopic George F. Babbitt, the epitome of middle-class mediocrity. The novel cemented Lewis’s prominence as a social commentator. Babbitt basks in his pedestrian success and the popularity it has brought him. He demands high moral standards from those around him while flirting with women, and he yearns to have rich friends while shunning those less fortunate than he. But Babbitt’s secure complacency is shattered when his best friend is sent to prison, and he struggles to find meaning in his hollow life. He revolts, but finds that his former routine is not so easily thrown over
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
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040738
Cataloging source
HCO
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1885-1951
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sinclair Lewis
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Ficción / Clásicos
Target audience
adult
Label
Babbitt
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300005043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698192522
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Babbitt
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300005043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698192522
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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