- Hardcover: 367 pages
- Publisher: Heritage Press; Special edition edition (1970)
- ASIN: B000P0V2JS
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,805,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just keep reading past the "slow parts" and you'll find that your effort will be rewarded.
Carol Kennicott moves to fictional 'Gopher Prairie' in hopes of changing the town to a place of great city-sophistication that she can revel in.
While Lewis wrote this book in 1930, his lessons are still applicable today in understanding human social interaction.
The esteemed author Sinclair Lewis is a soul who can give us a highly clever portrayal of social history in the early 1900s. Read morePublished 26 days ago by franklin c. white jr.
There must not be anyone home on Main Street because the book never arrived. I didn't know where to complain before, so I'll do it here.Published 1 month ago by Sharon Tarr
Carol Milford is a naïve girl from the city, full of the hopes of youth for a better world. Wooed by the older Dr Will Kennicott , she marries and moves to his 'dandy little town'... Read morePublished 3 months ago by An admirer of Saul
A bold book because it speaks the truth about small town life, the good and the bad.
It was a little too long and over did some of the negatives of small town live. Read more
I bought this book to read on a trip to Nebraska, my first ever trip to Nebraska. Sinclair Lewis captures an image of conformity and the somewhat flightly herione is sucked in. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nancy C. Nazario
Sinclair Lewis well written, detailed and satirical novel describing the life and "angst "of Carol Kennicott over 100 years ago during the American Progressive Era provides us a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Kimbrough
I think this suffered from my having so recently read Babbitt, and liking that so much so take it with a grain of salt. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by S. Girard
My impression of this book is that it is the first of its type: that which tells the story of an educated American woman disillusioned with small town life. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Ulfilas
Ninety years later and Mr. Lewis' classic is still very applicable to present day society. I grew up in a small town and felt the author gave a very accurate, albeit caustic,... Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by Franklin the Mouse