this work is in the public domain in the, united States because it was published before January 1, 1923. Ive been reading the biographies. Having failed in his aspirations to become a lawyer himself, Babbitt hopes his son, Ted, will go to law school. In 1912 Carol and Will get married. You will write pages and pages of interesting stuff, and then you will write a lot of conversation which is just absolute waste, without any point or worth-whileness at all; and you dont seem to know the difference. Even in the Gopher Prairie of Springfield, Illinois, in the 1840s there were girls to be rented by young lawyers like. One reviewer said "There is no plot whatever. It is all very much worse than she expected.
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Lewis notes the class divisions. Babbitt simply grows two years older as the tale unfolds." 15 Lewis presents a chronological series of scenes in the life of his title character. By day he is busier than a bird-dog, not wasting a lot of good time in day-dreaming or going to sassiety teas or kicking about things that are none of his business, but putting the zip into some store or profession or art. Ostensibly on her behalf, Lewis drops Culture names all over the place. In the business of authorship he seldom put a foot wrong. This is not a left-handed compliment so much as a rabbit-punch. Carol has not only read but bought Anatole France, Rolland, Nexe, Wells, Shaw, Edgar Lee Masters, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Henry Mencken. The first sentence is brisk; it places us in timereminds us that this was Indian territory a half century ago, and so the white man is new to the scene, and his towns are still raw. And the union-busting zeal of Newt Gingrich: There oughtnt to be any unions allowed at all; and as its the best way of fighting the unions, every business man ought to belong to an employers-association and to the Chamber of Commerce. I expect to be the most talked-of writer, Lewis boasted before he was. The contenders are all in place.
A b Hutchisson (1992) Lewis, Sinclair Babbitt (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1922 180. In her memoir, Grace Hegger Lewis is very funny about what must have been a fairly uncomfortable visit. There is chintz, but no heart. Lewis is good at tracing Carols ups and mostly downs.