The Rise of Sinclair Lewis, 1920-1930

The Rise of Sinclair Lewis, 1920-1930

by James M. Hutchisson

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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The Rise of Sinclair Lewis examines the making of Lewis’ s best-selling novels Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith, and Elmer Gantry—their sources, composition, publication, and subsequent critical reception. Drawing on thousands of pages of material from Lewis’s notes, outlines, and drafts—most of it never before published—James M. Hutchisson shows how Lewis selected usable materials and shaped them, through his unique vision, into novels that reached and remained part of the American literary imagination. Hutchisson also describes for the first time how large a role was played by Lewis’s wives, assistants, and publishers in determining the final shape of his books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271021232
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2002
Series: Penn State Series in the History of the Book
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

James M. Hutchisson is Associate Professor of English at The Citadel.

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