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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Fabio Camero Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Una satira de la vida estadounindense. Sinclair Lewis, ganador del Premio Nobel, quiso mostrar en sus dos grandes novelas Babbitt y Calle Mayor, aspectos de la vida de su pais, con un ojo que satirizaba esa hipocresia puritana que muchas veces se presenta no solo en Estados Unidos sino en todas partes. El retrato del corredor de finca raiz, George Babbitt trata de mostrar a un habitante tipico, con una tecnica naturalista y casi periodística, que acaba siendo un reflejo no solo del personaje sino de toda la sociedad.

The portrait of real estate broker George Babbit tries to portray a typical American with a naturalistic and almost journalistic technique that ends up being not only a mirror image of the character but of all society.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/19/2011

    " Working on entering some more prep school reads now. My favorite SL quote: "I love my country but some- times I don't like it very much". Amen to that. The only SL book I've read except for the sex scenes
    between Lulu Baines and Elmer Gantry. Date read is a guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.h.tracey | 4/10/2011

    " Excellent - very funny satire on America, though would recommend his Main Street over Babbitt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 4/5/2011

    " One of my all time favorites. A pompous, self-important twit finds his life growing increasingly complicated and vexing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew | 3/27/2011

    " I only made it half way through this boring saga of one man's empty attempts to be number one, and that was more than enough. Please spare yourself. How could this ever get a Pulitzer? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 3/1/2011

    " Yeah a pretty good book. Found it on a shelf in my parent's house ages ago and decided to read it... funny story (quite sardonic) about a man's modern life -- and really utter boredom in the suburbs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 2/14/2011

    " Wow. Disingenuously patriotic, union-busting capitalists in the midwest ... Some things never change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 2/13/2011

    " Less a novel than a ripping good expose of shallow American materialism. Was this really written in 1920? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/9/2011

    " This book took a little while to get into, but eventually was an enjoyable read. It takes place in the early 20th century and is a satirical look at American culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 2/6/2011

    " So my friends and I call all the suburban-exurban wasteland along interstates "Bloptown" Little did I know Sinclair Lewis captured the essence of the modern meatblop some 90 years ago. Bravo Sinclair, bravo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 2/2/2011

    " Read this for a book report in high school. I remember liking it-very detailed sentences, felt very grown-up reading it. Middle-class American businessman struggles with family matters. "

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About the Author
Author Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951), the son of a country doctor, was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He attended Yale University, where he was editor of the literary magazine, and graduated in 1907. After a few of his stories had appeared in magazines and his first novel, Our Mr. Wrenn (1914), had been published, he was able to write full time. He was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith (1925) but refused to accept the honor. However, he accepted the Nobel Prize awarded him in 1930. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.