Yes, the writing is very good if not great and the characters still do live, but their context is a memory.
This is such an essential part of the work that a glossary was necessary in European editions, and the book did much to make Europeans aware of American slang.
If you only have time for one book by America's first Nobel Prize-winning author, I recommend that you select this one to read.
So many individuals these days have lost a sense of the past, that turn of the last century's history. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Martin Amance
I originally read these two novels years ago in Signet mass market paperback editions. I found the afterwords by Mark Schorer to be interesting, but the text seemed too small,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim Field
Great writing. How can you not love George Babbitt or Main Street.Published 7 months ago by marcey2
These volumes from the Library of America are timeless. I have been getting these since 1984 on a subscription basis. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John T. Way
This book contains two of Sinclair Lewis' best works: Main Street and Babbitt. Anyone lacking these excellent novels would do well to get them here. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Bill R. Moore