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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet Sam Dodsworth, an amiable fifty-year-old millionaire and “American Captain of Industry, believing in the Republican Party, high tariffs and, so long as they did not annoy him personally, in Prohibition and the Episcopal Church.” Dodsworth runs an auto manufacturing firm, but his beautiful wife, Fran, obsessed with the notion that she is growing old, persuades him to sell his interest in the company and take her to Europe. He agrees for the sake of their marriage, but before long, the pretensions of the cosmopolitan scene prove more enticing to Fran than her husband.

Both a devastating, surprisingly contemporary portrait of a marriage falling apart and a grand tour of the Europe of a bygone era, Dodsworth is stamped with Sinclair Lewis’ signature satire, wickedly observant of America’s foibles, and great fun.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lewis is an ingenious satirist of the American middle class, mimicking its speech and actions with what seems to be photographic realism but is actually more or less good-humored caricature.”

    Oxford Companion to American Literature

  • “Lewis’ remarkable 1929 satirical novel…is brought to life in a straightforward yet entirely enjoyable performance by Grover Gardner…Gardner’s Dodsworth is a clear-cut and firm individual whose voice shifts ever so slightly once he begins to realize that there is far more to life than just a paycheck.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rich Martin | 1/19/2014

    " Perceptive depiction of a couple traveling in Europe who see their marriage fall apart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 12/20/2013

    " Started slow as all get out, but by the time the marriage started to fall apart it caught my interest. Some insights into American culture and relationships that remain true today. Maybe progress is not all we like to believe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carl | 12/9/2013

    " Like Hardy, one of my formerly favorite authors who I haven't read in years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie | 11/30/2013

    " I had fallen in love with the movie, and so I had to read the novel itself. It did not disappoint. "

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