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MAIN STREET, The story of Carol Kennicott
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth with orange lettering panels on the spine and upper cover lettered in blue and ruled in orange. (8), 451 pp. An unusually well preserved and handsome copy, tight and in very nice condition at the extremities. The cloth is dark and clean, the orange panels and lettering are complete and especially fresh and well preserved. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT AMERICAN NOVEL OF THE 20TH CENTURY. MAIN STREET is important for a number of reasons — among them is the portrayal of a strong female protagonist, and what one might now call feminist themes by a male writer. MAIN STREET was initially awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, but was rejected by the Board of Trustees, who overturned the jury's decision. The prize went, instead, to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence. In 1926 Lewis refused the Pulitzer when he was awarded it for ARROWSMITH.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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