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Gideon Planish (1943) [Novel]
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This book might well be called The Return of Elmer Gantry. Here, Sinclair Lewis turns his eye toward certain multi-million dollar foundations, and toward the few men and women who grow rich running them. Men and women such as: GIDEON PLANISH: Faith was his strength; money and women were his weakness... PEONY: Unbearable—yet physically irresistible—who first corrupted Gideon, then made him over in her own image... ELMER GANTRY: Former hellfire soul-saver, who found greener pastures as director of the Society for the Rehabilitation of Erring Young Women...

Original title: Gideon Planish
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire


  • Dedication: "To MARCELLA POWERS who explained Carrie Planish and her friends to me"

Edition #1: Gideon Planish

Gideon Planish (1943)
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Language: English

  • "Gideon Planish is a hell of a readable book" The New Yorker
  • "The same indignation glows on every page, the same relentless probing of the old established gods." The New York Times
  • "Follows... in the Elmer Gantry and Babbitt tradition" Commonweal
  • "Sinclair Lewis' GIDEON PLANISH is by far his most effective book since IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, and in the simultaneously attractive and repulsive figure of Peony Planish he has drawn, I think, his best female character since the unforgettable Leora of ARROWSMITH." Clifton Fadiman, in The New Yorker
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