Lewis, Sinclair (1920) Main Street (1st Edition)


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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is one of the author's earliest and best novels, establishing him as a major American novelist. Main Street explores and satirizes small-town American life in the 1920s as Carol Kennicott tries to shoehorn her life's aspirations into the narrow and hypocritical boundaries of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. Published in 1920, Lewis went on to write 22 novels and three plays, and has the distinction of being America's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1930.

On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against the cornflower blue of Northern sky. She saw no Indians now; she saw flourmills and the blinking windows of skyscrapers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

This is the first edition, first impression of Main Street, by Harcourt, Brace & Howe, as characterized by the lack of battered type in the folio of page 54 and the letter 'y' in 'may' at the bottom of page 387.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, New York, 1920
First Edition: yes, first printing.
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Frontispiece: no
Pages: 451 numbered text pages, total 475 g-book pages
Backmatter: none
Print Pages: yes
Annotate Pages: yes
Search Text: no
G-book? Quality Level (2-4 stars): (moderate foxing)

This title was added to our catalog on Friday 08 July, 2005.

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