eBook Dodsworth epub

by Sinclair Lewis

eBook Dodsworth epub
  • ISBN: 9997412370
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company; 1st edition (March 1, 1929)
  • Pages: 377 pages
  • ePUB size: 1568 kb
  • FB2 size 1231 kb
  • Formats docx lrf mbr lrf

lt;DIV Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in. .In 1930, following Elmer Gantry (1927) and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature.

lt;DIV Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908. His college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the Helicon Home Colony, Upton Sinclair’s socialist experiment in New Jersey. This was the apogee of his literary career, and in the period from Ann Vickers (1933) to the posthumously published World So Wide (1951) Lewis wrote ten novels that reveal the progressive decline of his creative powers.

Dodsworth (1929) is the fifth book in what is considered the most productive years of Sinclair Lewis’s life. His breakthrough book was Main Street in 1920 followed by Babbitt in 1922, Arrowsmith in 1925 and Elmer Gantry in 1927. These five books were what earned him the Nobel Prize in 1930 with most of the emphasis given to the influence of Babbitt on literature.

Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 14:17. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia. eBooksaide The University of Adelaide Library University of Adelaide South Australia 5005.

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States (and the first from the Americas) to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters.

Dodsworth (1929) follows Sam Dodsworth, a wealthy retired Midwestern automobile manufacturer, as he travels .

Dodsworth (1929) follows Sam Dodsworth, a wealthy retired Midwestern automobile manufacturer, as he travels through England, France, Germany, and Italy with his increasingly restless wife, Fran. The novel intimately explores the unraveling of their marriage while pitting the proud heritage of European high culture against the rude strength of ascendant American commercialism.

A satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis, enjoying the differences in morals, intellect and manners between Americans and Europeans.

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Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe .

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and as they following their own pursuits, their marriage is strained to the breaking point. Dodsworth's subject matter, namely the differences between US and European intellect, manners, and morals, is similar to that which appears in the writing of Henry James.

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Touring Europe with his beautiful but spoiled wife Fran, millionaire Sam Dodsworth, known as the American Captain of Industry, witnesses the clash of American and English cultures at the same time his marriage falls apart. Reissue.
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This Kindle DODSWORTH is the usual bare bones item, with CAPITAL LETTERS instead of italics and verse (fortunately quite rare) set as prose.

It's still worth a read.

Lewis, already a practised young novelist, wrote five novels in the 1920s. The first made him a millionaire, the third won him the Pulitzer Prize, which he refused, and after the fifth, he became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize, which he accepted.

The five novels in this extraordinary streak were MAIN STREET, BABBITT, ARROWSMITH, ELMER GANTRY, and DODSWORTH. I think it's better to think of them as one long novel, examining from various angles how America thinks of itself.

Lewis is an old-fashioned novelist. There is not a trace of modernism in him, and it's more helpful to compare him to writers like Trollope than to contemporaries of his like Faulkner and Fitzgerald. The difference between Lewis and Trollope is that Lewis has a better ear for dialogue. He's famous for knowing the speech mannerisms of the typical small town businessman of his own time, but the wealthy, pretentious wife in DODSWORTH has a half-sophisticated, ruthlessly patronizing way of talking that Lewis makes just as interesting and believable as Babbitt's.

DODSWORTH, like the other four novels, is told in a leisurely, half-Victorian way. Sam Dodsworth is a millionaire auto manufacturer who is unsure of himself and not entirely confident that Americans are the best people on earth, either. He mentions Lewis's BABBITT, so we know he understands that this kind of thing is being discussed in important and respected contemporary books.

But in Dodsworth's case, the wealthy businessman turns out to be the real dreamer and strong intellect, and the cultural pretentions of his wife are exposed during the painful collapse of his marriage. Those who miss this book are leaving out the final part of Lewis's long discussion of American culture, its self-delusions and the parts of it that are actually worth while. Another curious way the novels touch one another is that the hero of MAIN STREET, Carol Kinnicott, and the villain of DODSWORTH, Fran Dodsworth, are both sexually cold. In Fran it's an offense; in Carol, a defense.

THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA has just come out with ARROWSMITH, ELMER GANTRY and DODSWORTH in one volume. They put out MAIN STREET and BABBITT in one volume a few years ago. Those first two novels are in public domain and free on Kindle; the later three will be free soon, but those interested in getting Lewis's whole big picture can pick up the books on Kindle early. I think most people who do will hear America's past loud and clear, and be very entertained by it.
Reading Dodsworth reminds me of reading Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - so much would have changed between the husband and wife if each had spoken (and in the case of Dodsworth and his wife) and listened to each other. Lewis is at his best in non-resolution of the dilemmas he poses. But the insight of Dodsworth into himself and his thought world is something to follow with interest - although he is plagued with knowing something and yet that something does not seem to make a significant difference in his inner world. He turns out to be truly post-modern - a person inside which contradictory positions can exist, and yet an entirely different Will exists that seems to be independent of what is "known" as a basis for actions.
This is obviously a "dated" novel. I wanted to read it after seeing the movie on TCM. It tells of the self-centered, vain and snobbish wife (AN EARLY KARDSHIAN-TYPE) who wants to be trendy and "ever-young", and of Dodsworth, the faithful, hard-working, and "all-American husband". He retires with wealth and comfort and takes them both to Europe. Mrs. Dodsworth is demanding, flirtatious, and a social climber. Mr. D. is interested in the industrial revolution going on. Although the characters are more one-dimensional than in today's novels, the story is still worth reading. It paints an interesting contrast between Europe and America in terms of culture, sexual behavior, industry, and work-ethic of the times. I found it a bit redundant, but Lewis' sense of irony (for the times) is entertaining.
I read this book because of the movie. I loved the movie. I was very impressed with the book.
If you have ever been around a relationship where one person tends to demonize and yet be attracted to a partner, you have Dodsworth and Fran in a very oversimplified draft. Then add the breathtaking descriptions of Europe (pretend you are on a fast moving train, too dizzy to tell what you saw and where) and realize that you know what will happen next to the world and marvel at the characters' inability to see what you see. Better than a ride at the state fair! It was well worth the read and I will keep the movie, too. The differences are delightful and having an alternate opinion never hurts.
How can an Ivy League man who forged great success in the automobile industry be so completely dominated by his relentlessly selfish wife? The reason is made painfully clear as the Dodsworth's embark on an extended stay in Europe. Dodsworth lays bare many psychological and cultural truths, while giving a glimpse of life in France, Germany and Italy between the world wars.
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