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Widely hailed as a milestone in American literature, Sinclair Lewis' Main Street vividly describes a country on the verge of massive change, with traditional values being threatened by progress. The novel's heroine, Carol Milford, is a highly educated, ambitious woman who plans to join a newly enlightened society. But after marrying a small-town doctor, she finds herself trapped in the role of a dutiful wife. Carol's desires for social change conflict with the security of her comfortable married life, as she struggles to understand the cost of conformity...and rebellion. As relevant today as it was upon its 1920 publication, Main Street is both a masterful piece of writing and a fascinating microcosm of America's social evolution.
Public Domain (P)1996 Recorded Books

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"A most searching and excellent piece of work; a feather in the cap of literature." (John Galsworthy)

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  • 29-03-2015

Bitter Sarcastic Long

Yes, small town US had and has issues, but some more nuance and empathy would increase the experience of listening