Lewis thinks that too many Americans often say the things that they are expected to say, that they act exactly as they are expected to act, and that they are extremely conventional as far as individuality and originality are concerned. Born in the small, provincial town of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, inHarry Sinclair Lewis grew up in a sternly disciplined home.
Over the ensuing months, Henry conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually he finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald A dashing, enigmatic millionaire is obsessed with an elusive, spoiled young woman.
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian When the bachelor party her husband is hosting goes wrong, Kristin finds her life spiraling into a nightmare of accusations and betrayal while a girl hired to provide entertainment at the party flees for her life from gangsters.
Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T. As Nigerian troops advance and the three must run for their lives, their ideals are severely tested, as are their loyalties to one another.
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery-and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on.
He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps.
Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Doctorow Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers-the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War.
Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers-wars, political movements, technological advances-and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians.
Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret--something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives of others as well.
And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything--and not just for her.
On Tuesday, October 9,when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.“Babbitt” is a novel written by the American novelist Sinclair Lewis and was first published in It follows the story of the Babbitt family, specially George F.
Babbitt, who lives in the city of Zenith, among a majority of middle-class Americans who aspire to live by certain standards that /5.
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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Babbitt Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Babbitt, Lewis's eighth novel, was published in a hardback edition of some pages in It was an immediate bestseller, and "Babbitt" entered the language to denote a "person and especially.
Sinclair Lewis’ Babbitt: Summary & In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after Babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society.