The first of his major novels of the 1920s, Sinclair Lewis's Main Street satirizes the manners of the American Middle West. Here is the story of Carol Kennicott, who, to be accepted, must adapt to the ways of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. This groundbreaking novel attacks conformism, commercialism, moneygrubbing, and the decline in what Lewis saw as the American ideals of freedom and respect for individuality.
Original title: Main Street
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
- Cover photo: Arnold Genthe. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (Prometheus Books edition)