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In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt’s world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbitt 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 that 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[It is] by its hardness, its efficiency, its compactness that Mr. Lewis’ work excels.”

    Virginia Woolf

  • “Sinclair Lewis is one of the major prophets of our time.”

    William Allen White, Pulitzer Prize winner

  • “Mr. Lewis is a genius…an idealist, an artist.”

    London Observer

  • Babbitt is an authentic modern American classic, a biting satire of middle-American values that retains much of its poignancy today.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 2/20/2014

    " Another classic by Sinclair Lewis. No my favorite book by him but well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teresa Dicentra | 2/16/2014

    " Listening to on audio on smart phone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa Weber | 2/15/2014

    " I listened to this as an audio book, usually before bed at night, and found it to be a perfect inducement to a drug-free sleep. I found it uninteresting, trite, hopelessly given to details I would rather not dwell upon. I made it to around chapter 7 or so, and then gave it up for a lost cause. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meg | 2/11/2014

    " I always reread this when I feel overwhelmed by flim-flammery. "

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