Questions tagged [sinclair-lewis]

Questions about the American novelist and short-story writer Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951) and his works. Lewis wrote novels such as 'Babbitt' (1922), 'Arrowsmith' (1925), 'Elmer Gantry' (1927) and 'It Can’t Happen Here' (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.

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What does “whose shadows were all about her” modify in this text?

I would like to know what "whose shadows were all about her" modifies in this sentences: ON a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against ...
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What does “rather vaguely conceived sweetness and light” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "rather vaguely conceived sweetness and light" means in the following sentences: The other girls in her dormitory marveled at the slightness of her body when they saw ...
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What does “Am I sick?” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "Am I sick?" means in the following sentences: “I mustn't! I mustn't! I'm nervous this afternoon. Am I sick? . . . Good Lord, I hope it isn't that! Not now! How people ...
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What does “snow in the crevices of a boggy bank” mean here?

I would like to know what "snow in the crevices of a boggy bank" means in the following sentences: Her cheek near his sleeve, she studied a dozen village pictures. They were streaky; she saw only ...
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What does “advertisements in mother-of-pearl letters upon the glass-covered back” mean here?

I would like to know what "advertisements in mother-of-pearl letters upon the glass-covered back" means in the following sentences: She glanced through the fly-specked windows of the most ...
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Is there an annotated edition of 'It Can't Happen Here' for non-American readers?

I recently read Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel It Can't Happen Here. The novel appeared on Amazon.com's list of bestselling books after the 2016 USA presidential elections, along with George Orwell's ...