Babbitt (2020)

Babbitt Sinclair Lewis Babbitt Babbitt is set in the modern Midwestern city of Zenith George F Babbitt a year old real estate broker enjoys all the modern conveniences available to a prosperous middle class businessman yet he
  • Title: Babbitt
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
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  • Page: 346
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Babbitt Sinclair Lewis Babbitt is set in the modern Midwestern city of Zenith George F Babbitt, a 46 year old real estate broker, enjoys all the modern conveniences available to a prosperous middle class businessman, yet he is dissatisfied with his life When the novel opens, Babbitt has begun to regularly indulge in fantasies about a fairy girl who makes him feel like a gallant youth.BabbittBabbitt is set in the modern Midwestern city of Zenith George F Babbitt, a 46 year old real estate broker, enjoys all the modern conveniences available to a prosperous middle class businessman, yet he is dissatisfied with his life When the novel opens, Babbitt has begun to regularly indulge in fantasies about a fairy girl who makes him feel like a gallant youth.Babbitt s closest friend Paul Riesling is even dissatisfied with his life He is also vocal about it Riesling and Babbitt try to ameliorate their dissatisfaction by taking a vacation in Maine together, but their enjoyment at their newfound freedom is short lived They eventually have to return to their lives as middle aged married men Both men experience a growing impulse to rebel against social conventions.
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  1. Lyn

    It always amazes me how human nature does not change This book was written in and about the 1920 s but except for some anachronistic language, could have been written today This was also a fun glimpse at Prohibition era America Lewis was spot on in many of his characterizations and was an astute observer of human nature.This should be on a list of books that everyone should read.

  2. BlackOxford

    The Success of FailureBabbitt is perhaps the first comic novel of mid life crisis It shows Lewis at his most Dickens like, creating prototypical American characters that live on in cultural mythology The issue is this How does an imperfect male human being, knowing his flaws only too well, make his way in an equally flawed society without sacrificing either his own integrity or his ability to participate in that society Lewis answer Essentially he can t Everything is irrational compromise Plato [...]

  3. Richard Derus

    Book Circle Reads 55Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything But when a personal crisis forces the middle aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values Widely considered Sinclair Lewis greatest novel, this satire remains an ever relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life.An even better sales copy is on the Buns and Nubile edition s jac [...]

  4. Viola

    Given that Babbitt was published in 1922, I expected to travel back in time and experience life of the 1920s I expected to be transported to a different era I expected to be greeted by a foreign world And, instead, I mostly felt firmly planted in modern day Yes, it is true that the language and manner of speaking is different It s by golly this and by gosh that But, the themes and all of the satire still speak to the human experience of modern day And in that way, I found the novel to be surpris [...]

  5. Ahmad Sharabiani

    722 Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis 1885 1951 This satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication Babbitt s name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle class complacency, and his story remains an ever relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life 1990 20 1922

  6. Ryan Holiday

    I don t think there was anyone in the 1920s who would have believed that this book would be completely forgotten By all accounts, it was destined to be a classic critical novel of the American experience You can t read anything about the 20s and 30s that doesn t comment on Babbitt sold 130,000 copies its first year, HL Mecken loved it, it won Lewis a Nobel Prize Calling someone a Babbitt was considered an insult and the phrase became a constant topic of conversation in the media and literature.Y [...]

  7. Annelies

    How I loved reading this book The husque style in which it is told It a twenties story but actually very actual about a middleclass estate agent who is confronted with midlife crisis and something as a burnout He wants to be popular, wants to do everything for it His social staus is very important for him and his wife But he climbs high and falls low and then understands that only self relevation is the answer to life The book never becomes dull You have to laugh with Babbitt s trying to please [...]

  8. Nancy Oakes

    Actually, I read this as part of a self oriented challenge to read a few of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list like the ones I ve chosen so far it turned out to be a fine novel, one with than a lot of relevance to our modern world considering it was written in the 1920s George F Babbitt is a real estate agent in Zenith, a Midwestern city of of towers of steel and cement and limestone where the population has grown to practically 362,000 While anyone visiting its business center wo [...]

  9. Wastrel

    The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction formerly the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel has long been one of the most respectable and important accolades in American literature It is, as we all know, awarded to the greatest literature in the eyes of the jury produced by an American author in the preceding year Always has been But the definition of great literature has changed a little over time, not just when it comes to vague perceptions, but even as regards explicit definitions For example, in the 1920s, the [...]

  10. C C

    What pants should I wear to the US Open, I ask myself, anxiously, at seven in the morning, while guests of mine sleep on our threadbare black futon in our hot, cramped living room Should I wear the chinos I didn t even know they were called chinos until my girlfriend, sleeping in the bed I am pacing next to, told me they were called chinos The chinos are off white Are all chinos off white Are there green chinos White pants are risky Is wearing white classy or fruity Both Isn t there a rule about [...]

  11. Andy

    I think I may have read a short story or two by Sinclair Lewis during high school or early college, but if I did I don t remember it Lewis was never one of the early modern American writers that I was very curious about, and so when Anna gave me a copy of Babbitt that she bought at some discount book sale, along with several other books, for my birthday I was maybe least excited about Babbitt among that group of books knew nothing about it, really, aside from having heard of it before Maybe I d [...]

  12. Chloe

    Oh the pain of suburban ennui It really and truly sucks when you do everything everyone always tells you will make you happy and then you realize that you re dissatisfied with the world Poor Georgie Babbitt or not.This is an early entry in the genre that has been driven into the ground by things like American Beauty, Norman Mailer s An American Dream and Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho Middle aged realtor and pillar of the community, George Babbitt, is an up and comer He says all the right thi [...]

  13. Shaima Faisal

    Same with you All we do is cut each other s throats and make the public pay for it Babbitt is a novel written by the American novelist Sinclair Lewis and was first published in 1922 It follows the story of the Babbitt family, specially George F Babbitt, who lives in the city of Zenith, among a majority of middle class Americans who aspire to live by certain standards that determine their social worthiness.Lewis tried through the character of George F Babbitt to criticize the social life in Ameri [...]

  14. Duffy Pratt

    I rarely change my mind about a book based on the way it ends With this book, I make an exception I went through various phases with this book To start, it seemed like a fun satire of one of the most shallow characters imaginable George Babbit is a real estate man, utterly conventional, and without a thought or opinion of his own He defines himself by the products he buys He doesn t know what to think about something unless he s read the opinion in the editorials conservative, of course His chie [...]

  15. Josh

    This book is conflicting me What is this a satire of Your average, shallow, 1920 s business man Or is George F Babbitt merely a straw man for every Republican and Christian that dare disagree with or do wrong to ol Sinclair I wouldn t say Babbitt is merely a straw man he is a very well rounded character, very realistic and relatable at times, and occasionally put in a sympathetic light But I was reminded too often that he is just a character, as he suddenly pulls a DIE SOCIALIST DIE Those planta [...]

  16. Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    Babbitt reminds me of Pink Floyd s Comfortably Numb we spin a cocoon of becoming around ourselves and go about our lifebut as time goes by the cocoon is not transformative, but binding At some point in everyone s life the cocoon of what we wanted to become becomes the web that traps who we are For most of us Comfortably Numb sneaks up through the decades only then do we realize our butterfly summer passed by us long ago.

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