By Sinclair Lewis
A laugh and tragic via flip, Sinclair Lewis's vintage novel is a biting satire of middle-American values whose name has entered the language as a byword for boastful complacency, conformity, and materialism, and whose suburban pursuits are nonetheless a lot in facts. A profitable genuine property agent, George F. Babbitt is a member of all of the correct golf equipment, and unquestioningly stocks an analogous aspirations and concepts as his associates and fellow Boosters. but even Babbitt goals of romance and break out, and whilst his ally does whatever to throw his international the other way up, he rebels, and attempts to discover achievement in romantic adventures and liberal considering. Hilarious and poignant, Babbitt turns the highlight on heart the USA and strips naked the hypocrisy of commercial perform, social mores, politics, and non secular associations. In his advent and notes Gordon Hutner explores the novel's ancient and literary contexts, and highlights its wealthy cultural and social references. The ebook additionally beneficial properties an updated bibliography and explanatory notes that record and gloss the wealthy social heritage of the period.About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different important beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions by way of major specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty extra.