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LEWIS, Sinclair
Main Street
Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. Inscribed by Sinclair Lewis LEWIS, Sinclair. Main Street. The story of Carol Kennicott. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, second state (with type batter on pp. 54 and 387). Inscribed by Sinclair Lewis on front free endpaper. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 187 x 127 mm). [2, blank], [8], 451, [3, blank] pp. Inscription reads: "To Mr. + Mrs/ Will Owen Jones/ Christmas, 1920/William Allen White/ asks me to send you/this book in Christmas/ greeting- + he let/me tag along after hin!/ Sinclair Lewis/ Washington/ Dec. 1920" The inscription is probably to William Owen Jones managing editor of the Nebraska State Journal and author of the book By Land and Sea, a publication on foreign travel. Original dark blue cloth stamped in orange on front cover and spine. Spine lightly sunned and the edges of the spine and boards with a small amount of wear. Small booksellers stamp on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. "Lewis attained fame with the publication of Main Street (1920). The bookís protagonist, Carol Kennicott, a quixotic young woman determined to adopt a small prairie town and bring culture to it, moves to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, a town not unlike Sauk Centre, and is dismayed by the small-minded people who live there. Main Street is an exposÈ of midwestern small-town life, depicting the prejudices of Americaís villagers and expressing the quintessential statement of the ìrevolt against the villageî introduced by nineteenth-century novelists such as E. W. Howe and Joseph Kirkland. Lewisís satirical wit and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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