On the surface, Babbitt appears to be the quintessential middle-class embodiment of conservative values and enthusiasm for the well-to-do lifestyle for the small entrepreneur. But beneath the complacent facade, he also experiences a rising, nameless discontent. These feelings eventually lead Babbitt into risky escapades that threaten his family and his standing in the community.
Original title: Babbitt
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
- The Signet Classic edition includes an afterword by Mark Schorer