Main Street

by Sinclair Lewis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0451518314 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DrSlump612 of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 2/15/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by DrSlump612 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, February 15, 2008
RABCK to booklady331 - wish list draw.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008
It arrived today. Thank you so very much!!!! You are a generous person.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, February 27, 2011
Currently reading.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, March 05, 2011
This is a a 1001 book.

The story of Carol Milford, a free-spirited young woman from St. Paul, Minnesota. She marries Will Kennicott, a country doctor in the town of Gopher Prairie, who is several years older than she is. As she moves to Gopher Prairie she is shocked by how backward the town is and makes attempts to change it. She holds parties for their circle of friends, tries to renovate the city hall, reform the library, and starts a drama club. In all her efforts she is derided and criticized by the townsfolk. She only finds the kind of companionship she seeks in some of the town's misfits and lower-classes, but it is never satisfying for her. It bothered me that Carol knew she was marrying a small town doctor, yet she never was satisfied with her husband and her life. She kept wanting others to accept her beliefs without trying to understand their beliefs. I found Carol arrogant and selfish.

Published in 1920, the story takes place in the 1910s and deals with a lot of the social issues prominent then. There are frequent mentions of socialism and worker uprisings coupled with criticisms of capitalism. However, Lewis portrays the townsfolk as provincial and petty in their gossip and back-stabbing, and frequently hypocritical. He isn't always kind to the city-dwellers. But he also makes frequent contrasts between how different people view things.


Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (4/6/2011 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 6 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Friday, April 29, 2011
Collected from the post office today - along with another '1001-library' book. Thank you booklady331.

Journal Entry 7 by cat207 at Picture Perfect Hair in Wallsend, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (8/12/2016 UTC) at Picture Perfect Hair in Wallsend, New South Wales Australia

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