Babbitt (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Sinclair Lewis (Author), Kenneth Krauss (Introduction), Kenneth Krauss (Introduction and notes)

Price$9.95

Format Paperback

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Babbitt (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Sinclair Lewis, Kenneth Krauss, Kenneth Krauss

$9.95

Paperback

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OVERVIEW
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RBabbitt&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RSinclair Lewis&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RIn the small midwestern city of Zenith, George Babbitt seems to have it all: a successful real-estate business, a devoted wife, three children, and a house with all the modern conveniences. Yet, dissatisfied and lonely, he’s begun to question the conformity, consumerism, and competitiveness of his conservative, and ultimately cultureless middle-class community. His despairing sense that something, many things are missing from his life leads him into a flirtation with liberal politics and a fling with an attractive and seemingly “bohemian” widow. But he soon finds that his attempts at rebellion may cost more than he is willing to pay. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThe title of &&LB&&RSinclair Lewis&&L/B&&R’s 1922 satire on American materialism added a new word to our vocabulary. “Babbittry” has come to stand for all that’s wrong with a world where the pursuit of happiness means the procurement of things—a world that substitutes “stuff” for “soul.” Some twenty years after &&LI&&RBabbitt&&L/I&&R’s initial success, critics called Lewis dated and his fiction old-fashioned. But these judgments have come to seem like wishful thinking. With Babbitry evident all around us, the novel is more relevant than ever.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RKenneth Krauss&&L/B&&R teaches drama at the College of Saint Rose, in Albany, New York. His books include &&LI&&RMaxwell Anderson and the New York Stage&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RPrivate Readings/Public Texts&&L/I&&R, and &&LI&&RThe Drama of Fallen France&&L/I&&R.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 9/1/2005

ISBN: 9781593082673

Price: $9.95 / $11.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 400 pages

Trim: 5.188 x 8 x 1 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Literature & Fiction / Barnes & Noble Classics

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics