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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This classic by Sinclair Lewis shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire. Main Street attacks the conformity and dullness of early-twentieth-century midwestern village life in the story of Carol Milford, the city girl who marries the town doctor. Her efforts to bring culture to the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, and petty, small-minded bigotry.

The first popular bestseller to attack conventional ideas about marriage, gender roles, and small town life, Main Street established Lewis as a major American novelist.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaworu | 5/21/2011

    " Caustic satire of small-town life. Although some of the concepts in the book are invariably dated, the concept and the characters are still only too familiar, and the follies of small-town living are laid bare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 5/4/2011

    " Small town life in Minnesota 1910s with an engaging main character, Carol Milford. Nice job, Red. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 4/21/2011

    " I really did have to laugh that parts of this book sound like America today. Carol was a bit waffly and whiny, but I guess we all are as fish out of water with no allies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 3/21/2011

    " I definitely was not the target audience for this book. Although it's well written, the plot was transparent, the main character very naive and annoying, and the messages obvious and, in the case of one of them, untrue. "

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