eBook Main Street download

by Barbara Caruso,Sinclair Lewis

eBook Main Street download ISBN: 0788705725
Author: Barbara Caruso,Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (December 1, 1996)
Language: English
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Sinclair Lewis (Author), Barbara Caruso (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Main Street really captures the aura of small town America, especially middle Minnesota. The real life Gopher Prairie is Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Sinclair Lewis (Author), Barbara Caruso (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. The real life Gopher Prairie is Sauk Centre, Minnesota. It's an interesting place to visit, as the main street there has now been renamed Sinclair Lewis Boulevard. 34 people found this helpful.

American Literature, Classics, Romance, Fiction, Novels, Satire, Modern Classics, Literary Fiction, General Fiction, 20th Century, Great American Read, Adult Fiction, Adult, 1920s, Realistic Fiction. The first of Sinclair Lewis’s great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. In college, she reads a book on village improvement in a sociology class and begins to dream of redesigning villages and towns.

Written by Sinclair Lewis. Narrated by Barbara Caruso. Publisher: Recorded Books AudioReleased: Jan 1, 1996ISBN: 1449802648Format: audiobook. its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere. Sinclair Lewis’ perceptive tale has been a milestone in American literature since it was published in 1920. Conveying all the hope and optimism of a generation who sought to use their education and prosperity to make a more perfect country, his heroine still stands for the youthful exuberance of our nation.

3 3 5 Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Barbara Caruso. Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. With the first line of his novel, Sinclair Lewis captures an America on the brink of change. Main Street vividly draws the lines of tension between tradition and progress in ways that make them timeless, yet still new. Carol Milford, educated, sophisticated, and energetic, has ambitious plans for her life.

Main Street by. Sinclair Lewis, Barbara Caruso (Translation).

Main Street is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis, and published in 1920. Satirizing small town life, Main Street is perhaps Sinclair Lewis's most famous book, and led in part to his eventual 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature. It relates the life and struggles of Carol Milford Kennicott in the small town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, as she comes into conflict with the small-town mentality of its residents. Highly acclaimed upon publication, Main Street remains a recognized American classic.

In writing Main Street, Sinclair Lewis paid little attention to formal plot development. Consequently the narrative presents a series of episodes rather than a tightly constructed plot

In writing Main Street, Sinclair Lewis paid little attention to formal plot development. Consequently the narrative presents a series of episodes rather than a tightly constructed plot. Carol Milford Kennicott, a graduate of "sanctimonious" Blodgett College, with a year of additional study in a Chicago library school, works as a librarian in St. Paul (Minnesota) for three years before her marriage to Dr. Will Kennicott, of Gopher Prairie. The story proper begins when, after a honeymoon in the Colorado mountains, the Kennicotts approach Gopher Prairie on the train. In the drab town are three thousand dull people, in a social strata ranging from Swede farmer to bank president.

Written by Sinclair Lewis, Audiobook narrated by Barbara Caruso. Babbitt (Dramatized). Narrated by: Ed Asner, Ed Begley J. Ted Danson, and others. Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins.

Main Street" put Sinclair Lewis on the world's literary map but Summit Avenue was also one of his addresses. Sinclair Lewis' former St. Paul home is for sale; Nobel Prize not included. He started to write and keep a diary, later writing numerous novels and several plays with insightful yet critical views of American society. Main Street (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)NOOK Book. Book Authors Literature Books American Literature Story Writer Book Writer Paperback Writer Elmer Gantry Sinclair Lewis Nobel Prize In Literature. Explore the best Sinclair Lewis quotes here at OpenQuotes.

Carol Milford attended Blodgett College, Minneapolis, and in between tennis, dinner parties and the pursuit of culture, plans her next step in life. It will be something glamorous, but small town life in main street, was certainly not on her list, nor was small town marriage to Dr Kennicott.
Comments: (7)
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Main Street is an American classic that I somehow missed until now, despite growing up in Minnesota. (I'm now reading Babbit!) I know there was a lot of antagonism against Lewis for his portrayal of life in small town Minnesota, and maybe that's why I don't recall any discussion of him or his fiction in high school in the early 60's despite the fact that he was Minnesota's and the USA's first Nobel laureate for literature (Bob Dylan is the latest). Given this controversy, I was surprised to find that the novel is as much or more about the main protagonist, Carol Kennecott, as about the narrowness of small town life. Raised in the Universalist Church in Saint Paul, Minn., college-trained daughter of a judge, she is very much a fish out of water when she marries a country doctor and moves with him to his home town of Gopher Prairie sometime around 1912. Most of the book is about her struggles to both fit into and to reform the social life and amenities of the town. Ultimately, after working with the women's movement in Washington, DC, she returns to Gopher Prairie and her husband, who is really a very decent man, having learned her limitations without conceding defeat.

One of the fascinating things about reading this book is seeing continuities between then and now. Small business men are still (mostly) anti-union Republicans; socialism is still seen as a menace by many, immigrants (Swedes then, Somalis now) are still derided or treated with suspicion by many in the area, and poverty is still seen by many as due solely to laziness. A hundred years later, things haven't really changed all that much.
Rereading this classic after many years has shown me how relevant this story still is though the narrow minded and fearful small town people live in all kinds of places now, but even after all these years Lewis" description of the kind of thinking that leads to extreme fear and conservatism is totally relevant. Worth reading if you have come up against small minded and bigoted people. Lewis description of their mental processes is very insightful. In addition it is just a good story and a well written classic novel. Be sure to get an unabridged edition. I noticed the ones on Kindle had different numbers of pages....from over 200 pages to over 400 pages. I got the longest version thinking it would be the most accurate to the original and though I have no basis for comparison, I believe it is the entire original version. Very interesting and entertaining classic with a strong intellect behind it. Lewis holds up well.
People took fiction more seriously back then, I think. Hard to think of a novel stirring so much outrage today. The specific preoccupations of small-town America have changed a bit, but I do not think the overall attitudes and the small mindedness have. There would definitely be the same inferiority complex as regards 'the East'. Today's equivalent book might be something like "Deerhunting with Jesus". Although not hugely exciting, I read this book through to the end, so it held my attention; that and the fact that it is a "classic" and tells something of social history, gets it the four stars. It is polemical, the plot is the setup or the synopsis as given in the description, the various plot twists do not make for an exciting story but rather are pieces that back up the intention. In a way we get to know the main protagonist, Carol, intimately. in another way she is a cipher to be cast aside once the point has been made, and this becomes particularly evident at the end, where the culminating events are dealt with briefly (she tries out independence by moving to Washington DC with her young son) in comparison to what has gone before, as if the author, once he had made his points, did not have to bother much more with his heroine. So in a way we feel we hardly know her although we have spent so many pages in her company.
If you think the weirdness and extremism of the Tea Party is a contemporary phenomenon, follow Sinclair Lewis to the snappy little berg of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.and listen in on a conversation Ezra Stowbody, the president of the Ionic Bank, is having regarding the merit of labor unions with a main character Carol Kennicott sometime in the 1920s:

Carol: Do you approve of union labor?

Ezra: Me? I should say not! It's like this: I don't mind dealing with my men if they think they've got any grievances--though Lord knows what's come over workmen, nowadays--don't appreciate a good job. But still, if they come to me honestly, as man to man, I'll talk things over with them. But I'm not going to have any outsider, any of these walking delegates, or whatever fancy names they call themselves now--bunch of rich grafters living on the ignorant workmen! Not going to have any of those fellows butting in and telling me how to run my business!

Straight out of the Mitt Romney Bible of Economic Theory. Lewis is a great American writer. I read "Main Street" in college and I appreciated the work the and even more now as I re-read it as a keen insight as to the origins of our political and social weirdness as a country.
A bit tedious at times for me but the character development and description of the town transported me to Gopher Prairie every time I picked up the book. The same attitudes towards anyone “different” exist today as they did nearly 100 years ago.