''[It is] by its hardness, its efficiency, its compactness that Mr. Lewis' work excels.'' --Virginia Woolf
''Sinclair Lewis is one of the major prophets of our time.'' -- William Allen White, Pulitzer Prize winner
''Babbitt is an authentic modern American classic, a biting satire of middle-American values that retains much of its poignancy today.'' --Library Journal
''Mr. Lewis is a genius. . . an idealist, an artist.'' --London Observer
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From the Back Cover
Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish. But when a personal crisis forces the middle-aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values. Widely considered Sinclair Lewis's greatest novel, this satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication. Babbitt's name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and his story remains an ever-relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life.
Unabridged republication of the classic 1922 edition.