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The Job (1917)

by Sinclair Lewis

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The story of Una Golden, a young woman of the second decade of the 20th century attempting to make her way to independence and fulfillment via "the job". Sinclair Lewis, as flawed as he was in his writing and his personal life, remains one of my favorite writers, one of the more interesting given the times in which he wrote. He was able more than any contemporary author to see through the veil of social custom and smug self-satisfaction that permeated American culture, and was far advanced in his portrayal of independent women, although he seemed unable to figure out what to do with them once they achieved their independence. This minor novel was a portent of greater things to come. ( )
2 vote burnit99 | Feb 5, 2007 |
Three years before the civic-minded Carol Kennicott came to life in Main Street, Una Golden was confronting the male dinosaurs of business. Like Carol, the heroine of The Job is one Sinclair Lewis's most fully recognized creations. Originally published in 1917, The Job was his first controversial novel. A "working girl" in New York City, Una Golden--caught in the dilemmas of marriage or career, husband or office, birth control or motherhood--is the prototype of the businesswoman of popular and literary culture.
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To my wife who has made 'the job' possible and life itself quite beautifully improbable.
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Three years before the civic-minded Carol Kennicott came to life in Main Street, Una Golden was confronting the male dinosaurs of business. Like Carol, the heroine of The Job is one of Sinclair Lewis's most fully realized creations. Originally published in 1917, The Job was his first controversial novel. A "working girl" in New York City, Una Golden—caught in the dilemmas of marriage or career, husband or office, birth control or motherhood—is the prototype of the businesswoman of popular and literary culture.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:46 -0400)

This early work by Sinclair Lewis was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA in 1885. A lonely and socially awkward child, Lewis tried unsuccessfully to run away from home, before entering Yale University in 1903. It was here that, in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, Lewis had his first works - mostly romantic poetry and short sketches - published. In 1920, while living in Washington D.C., Lewis had his first major success with the novel Main Street. Selling around two million copies within a few years, it catapulted Lewis into fame and riches, and he followed it with the critically acclaimed Babbitt (1922), and Arrowsmith (1925) - for which he received, but refused, the Pulitzer Prize.… (more)

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