Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Yes. The book ends here. It's up to the reader to feel sorry or happy for Carol.
A store clerk who is involved in an affair. During this affair, things heat up as he's confronted by Dr. Will Kennicott.
Family of Miles Bjornstam who die. They died of typhoid. A touching moment is when Hugh wants to play with Olaf right after the funeral.
The child of the main character. He liked to play with Olaf, Miles Bjornstam's child.
The Girl from Kankakee. Carol would be the only one to vote against this selection.
A love affair temptation. Carol is impressed by his artistic views and tastes as well as his education.
Mile Bjornstam. He was known as the "The Red Swede" and a general store arguer.
Dr. Will Kennicott. Mayor Wellington Webb, Governor Bill Ovens and Senator Ken Salazar are all Colorado public officials.
Carol was employed as a librarian in St. Paul at the time when she met Dr. Kennicott through her friends, the Marburys.
|Can you name the central character of this book who wishes to improve her new town with events similar to those she experienced in Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul? Give her name before she marries.||"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Carol Milford. She becomes Carol Kennicott after her marriage to Dr. Will Kennicott.
Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. In the foreword of this novel, it is explained that although this story is set in Gopher Prairie, it is a continuation of main streets everywhere.
Holcomb, Kansas was the town where Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" took place and based on after actual events. Maycomb, Alabama is from Harper Lee's famous "To Kill A Mockingbird" novel. Ridgway, Colorado is the very small town where I grew up. It is located 35 miles from Telluride and 90 miles south of Grand Junction.
|Written in 1927, what Sinclair Lewis novel described the life of a young small town drunk and ruffian who becomes one of the most famous evangelists in the country? ||Works of Sinclair Lewis
Elmer Gantry. 'Elmer Gantry' was a scathing view of the ministry and evangelism at the time of those like Amy McPherson who had huge tent revivals and radio shows. Burt Lancaster played Gantry in the 1960 movie based on the book.
|Why, in the early 1800's, did Aaron Gadd leave New England and travel to Minnesota in the Sinclair Lewis Novel 'God-Seeker'?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
To serve as a missionary to the Sioux. Written in 1949, this was one of Sinclair Lewis' last novels and he once again revisits the topic of American Evangilism.
|Where had Mr. Wrenn met the young female artist he fell in love with in the Sinclair Lewis novel 'Our Mr. Wrenn'?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
England. After Mr. Wrenn returned to the United States from England and fell in love with Nellie, he is surprised by the appearance of the young artist into his now normal and placid life.
|Set in Gopher Prairie Minnesota, this Sinclair Lewis novel featured the struggles of Carol Milford, the young freethinking wife of the town doctor Will Kennicott. What was the name of this parody of small town life in America, often considered one of the most important novels of Sinclair Lewis' career? ||Works of Sinclair Lewis
Main Street. 'Main Street' was one of several Sinclair Lewis novels with a strong female protagonist. There was also a lot of controversy over the negative portrayal of small town life in the United States.
|In this book we read the story of George, a successful real estate agent who is very unhappy with his life. What was the name of this Sinclair Lewis book, often considered one of the best satires of the American middle class?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt. This Lewis work showed us the life of George Babbitt in the large town of Zenith Ohio, a town where class is strictly enforced and being part of the 'right' group is extremely important.
|During the height of the depression, Sinclair Lewis imagined the United States taken over by a facist government in this work. What was the title?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
It Can't Happen Here. 'It Can't Happen Here' was a very chilling book when one considers it was written in 1936, long before the true terror of the Nazis was fully known. One of the most powerful quotes from the book: "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross..."
Win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lewis was awarded the Nobel for "vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters."
|In what 1947 Sinclair Lewis novel is the main character, a wounded war veteran and junior banker named Neil, shocked to find that his ancestory is not what it seems?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
Kingsblood Royal. In a twist on most books written on the subject (black passing for white, which the other three titles are about) "Kingsblood Royal" was about a white man who is trying to pass for black.
Doctor. The novel follows Martin Arrowsmith through medical school into his practice, as he struggles to decide between continuing to earn good money as a doctor or striving for a nobler life as a researcher trying to cure disease and suffering.
|What Sinclair Lewis novel tells the story of the wealthy owner of a motor company who is forced to take a lengthy vacation in Europe that ends with a divorce from his wife?||Works of Sinclair Lewis
Dodsworth. This novel was published in 1929 and became an Academy Award winning movie staring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and David Niven in 1936.
Two days.. It's left up to wonder what became of Sam Dodsworth. Did he stay with Edith Cortright or eventually return to Fran?
Three times.. Once for the original planned trip.
The second time to retrieve Fran from Isreal.
The third time to return to Edith Cortright.
Edith Cortright. During this time, it's clear that these two have a lot in common and that a long lasting relationship might be forthcoming.
|"He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. Four hundred pictures all on a wall are four hundred times less interesting than one picture; and no one knows a cafe till he has gone there often enough to know the names of the waiters."
What does Sinclair Lewis say this is the law of in this book?||"Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
The Law of Travel. Worth noting, don't you think?
He wants to build suburban homes.. It's an undertaking where he figures Fran could be involved, making her happy and fulfilled to be settled in America once more.
|Fran Dodsworth is made obvious in her attempt to find a European counterpart. Who is the first man that she romanticizes with?||"Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
Major Clyde Lockhart. She has an affair with each listed except for Tub who is Sam's best friend.
England. They arrive on board the S. S. Ultima.
|In which town is Sam Dodsworth's permanent home located? The home he restlessly tries to return his wife and himself to, from Europe, through much of the novel.||"Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
Zenith. Gopher Prairie is the focus point in another novel by Lewis, "Main Street" It is said to be created in reference to his small hometown as a boy.
Revelation. He is bought out by the Unit Automotive Company (U.A.C.) once he realizes that they can make a car very similar and for less money.
Myra Babbitt.. Myra has a medical emergency which seems to bring common sense back to George. Or maybe he just gives in to what is expected of him?
Tanis Judique.. We first meet Tanis when she inquires with Babbitt about a flat for her to occupy. Babbitt becomes intrigued by her and the group of people she hangs with. His behavior becomes known by the people of Zenith and his life takes a spiral spin downwards.