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Main Street really captures the aura of small town America, especially middle Minnesota.
It is most of all a book of social commentary, and at this Lewis was one of the best and deservedly got the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In places, the novel does get bogged down under the weight of just a little too much narrative, a few too many extra stories.
Sinclair Lewis had great vision...it is amazing that this book could have been written this year. Main Streets and its residents still existPublished 3 months ago by David Pohlman
Rereading this book....which was a best seller in the 1920's, reminds us of how little our culture changes and how the social norms make change almost impossible.Published 5 months ago by wwI maven
I find it very interesting that a man can write a female character with that amount of depth and understanding.Published 6 months ago by Mary Jacobson
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 10 months 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 10 months 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 12 months ago by An admirer of Saul