Character List

Myra Babbitt A dowdy, middle-aged woman; she is a devoted and efficient housewife, but she lacks the imagination and feelings to understand Babbitt during his long period of discontent. She is much too impressed by her husband’s aggressive personality and “brilliance,” and she is too conscious of the conventions of […]

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Sinclair Lewis Biography

Ironically, the facts of Lewis’ early life are also cliched; they follow a trite pattern, one that Lewis himself would probably have agreed is seemingly almost required for a creative talent. Born in the small, provincial town of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, in 1855, Harry Sinclair Lewis grew up in a […]

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