Babbitt remains one of the most acute examinations of the small-city American business man's psychology ever published as a work of fiction. It's a great read and Sinclair Lewis was spot on. He still is.This is a 1969 reprint of the original 1922 edition, issued in the publisher's Harbrace Modern Classics Series.
FROM THE DUST-JACKET BLURB:
"The story of George F. Babbitt, realtor, booster, one hundred percenter - the man who added a new word to the language.In this sharp portrait of a hustling, prosperous real-estate broker in an average American city, we find a reflection of ourselves, our homes, and the people we know best. Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."
By SINCLAIR LEWIS
(Author of "Main Street")
Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.
401 pages; 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", gray cloth with title, etc., lettered in dark blue on spine and front board; decorated end-papers (publisher's repeating logo); top edge dyed dull blue; Pictorial dust-jacket
BOARDS - Crisp, clean and presentable (slight yawn to boards at fore-edge)
SPINE - Near-negligible compression to extremities, else crisp, clean and presentable
BINDING / HINGES - Solid
PAGE EDGES - A bit of barely discernible spotting - else clean
END-PAPERS - Clean
INTERIOR - Clean and presentable
DUST-JACKET - Somewhat worn : spine is faded; mild overall rub ; weathering and discoloration to rear panel; slight wear to edges (nicking and edge creasing - a bit of abrasion); reverse of jacket is toned; front flap is price-clipped an dflap folds are a bit expanded ... looks nice under protective mylar