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Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951)

Author of Babbitt

Includes the names: Lewis Sinclair, Harry Sinclair Lewis, Синклер Льюис
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Harry Sinclair Lewis was born on February 7, 1885 in Minnesota. He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. A lonely child, Lewis immersed himself in reading and diary writing. While studying at Yale University and living in writer Upton Sinclair's communal house, he wrote for Yale Literary Magazine and helped to build the Panama Canal. After graduating from Yale in 1908, Lewis began writing fiction, publishing 22 novels by the end of his career. His early works, while often praised by literary critics, did not reach popularity but with Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis achieved fame as a writer. His style of choice was satire; he explored American small-town life, conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism. Sinclair Lewis was married and divorced twice. As his career wound down, he spent his later life in Europe and died in Rome on January 10, 1951. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Babbitt 4,618 copies, 85 reviews
Main Street 3,742 copies, 65 reviews
It Can't Happen Here 2,871 copies, 78 reviews
Arrowsmith 1,896 copies, 30 reviews
Elmer Gantry 1,394 copies, 42 reviews
Dodsworth 552 copies, 10 reviews
Kingsblood Royal 496 copies, 9 reviews
Cass Timberlane 382 copies, 4 reviews
Main Street / Babbitt 364 copies, 3 reviews
Ann Vickers 155 copies, 1 review
Free Air 129 copies, 10 reviews
The Prodigal Parents 87 copies, 2 reviews
Work of Art 85 copies, 2 reviews
Fun and Fancy Free [1947 film] (Writer) 85 copies, 3 reviews
Bethel Merriday 76 copies, 1 review
Mantrap 72 copies, 3 reviews
The God-Seeker 70 copies, 3 reviews
The Job 68 copies, 3 reviews
Our Mr. Wrenn 67 copies, 5 reviews
Gideon Planish 67 copies, 2 reviews
World So Wide 63 copies, 4 reviews
Sinclair Lewis 42 copies
The Man Who Knew Coolidge 32 copies, 1 review
Elmer Gantry [1960 film] (Novel) 27 copies, 1 review
The Days of the King (Preface) 24 copies
Storm in the West 10 copies, 1 review
Stories 8 copies, 1 review
Stories of Sinclair Lewis 2 copies, 1 review
Best-in-books 2 copies
Walt Disney's Bongo (a Big Golden book) (Original story) 2 copies
Opere 2 copies
Babbitt 1 copy
VAHSI ASK 1 copy
Vid ratten 1 copy
2018 1 copy
The Old Man and the Sea (Introduction, some editions) 27,152 copies, 454 reviews
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Introduction, some editions) 16,984 copies, 160 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 600 copies, 4 reviews
A Subtreasury of American Humor (Contributor) 253 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (Contributor) 161 copies, 6 reviews
Twenty Grand Short Stories (Contributor) 143 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 106 copies, 1 review
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (Contributor) 72 copies, 2 reviews
The Fantastic Pulps (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
The Lucifer Society (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
An American Omnibus (Contributor) 30 copies
Dodsworth [1936 film] (Original story) 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Panorama of Modern Literature (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
New Stories for Men (Contributor) 12 copies
Arrowsmith [1931 film] (Original novel) 8 copies, 1 review
The Three Readers (Editor, some editions) 5 copies
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (Contributor) 3 copies
A Reader for Writers (Contributor) 2 copies
Modern American short stories (Contributor) 1 copy

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