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Babbitt

Sinclair Lewis

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Description:

In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the attitudes of the generation that created the cult of consumerism. With a sharp eye for detail and keen powers of observation, Lewis tracks successful realtor George Babbitt's daily struggles to rise to the top of his profession while maintaining his reputation as an upstanding family man. On the surface, Babbitt appears to be the quintessential middle-class embodiment of conservative values and enthusiasm for the well-to-do lifestyle of the small entrepreneur. But beneath the complacent façade, 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. Though published eighty years ago, this acerbic depiction of majority Americans, obsessed with success, material comfort, and midlife doubt, still rings true.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Colacci

Length:

13h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:10

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

03:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:21


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

03:25


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

17:22


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

08:11


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

22:04


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

01:41


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

01:09


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

05:00


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

10:37


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

06:54


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

02:04


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

05:52


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

28:46


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

05:26


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

05:55


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

38:42


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

03:23


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

03:39


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

06:00


Part 7, Chapter 4
Part 7, Chapter 4

13:49


Part 8, Chapter 1
Part 8, Chapter 1

03:28


Part 8, Chapter 2
Part 8, Chapter 2

33:14


Part 8, Chapter 3
Part 8, Chapter 3

04:52


Part 9, Chapter 1
Part 9, Chapter 1

14:38


Part 9, Chapter 2
Part 9, Chapter 2

06:59


Part 10, Chapter 1
Part 10, Chapter 1

12:34


Part 10, Chapter 2
Part 10, Chapter 2

02:30


Part 10, Chapter 3
Part 10, Chapter 3

17:09


Part 11, Chapter 1
Part 11, Chapter 1

02:50


Part 11, Chapter 2
Part 11, Chapter 2

02:05


Part 11, Chapter 3
Part 11, Chapter 3

02:06


Part 11, Chapter 4
Part 11, Chapter 4

03:40


Part 11, Chapter 5
Part 11, Chapter 5

02:57


Part 12, Chapter 1
Part 12, Chapter 1

01:50


Part 12, Chapter 2
Part 12, Chapter 2

02:56


Part 12, Chapter 3
Part 12, Chapter 3

01:31


Part 12, Chapter 4
Part 12, Chapter 4

02:09


Part 13, Chapter 1
Part 13, Chapter 1

02:10


Part 13, Chapter 2
Part 13, Chapter 2

04:42


Part 13, Chapter 3
Part 13, Chapter 3

05:47


Part 13, Chapter 4
Part 13, Chapter 4

02:11


Part 13, Chapter 5
Part 13, Chapter 5

05:13


Part 13, Chapter 6
Part 13, Chapter 6

02:36


Part 13, Chapter 7
Part 13, Chapter 7

02:17


Part 13, Chapter 8
Part 13, Chapter 8

01:20


Part 13, Chapter 9
Part 13, Chapter 9

04:43


Part 13, Chapter 10
Part 13, Chapter 10

04:11


Part 13, Chapter 11
Part 13, Chapter 11

04:56


Part 14, Chapter 1
Part 14, Chapter 1

02:46


Part 14, Chapter 2
Part 14, Chapter 2

04:29


Part 14, Chapter 3
Part 14, Chapter 3

20:57


Part 14, Chapter 4
Part 14, Chapter 4

01:11


Part 15, Chapter 1
Part 15, Chapter 1

01:16


Part 15, Chapter 2
Part 15, Chapter 2

08:44


Part 15, Chapter 3
Part 15, Chapter 3

05:40


Part 15, Chapter 4
Part 15, Chapter 4

11:24


Part 16, Chapter 1
Part 16, Chapter 1

03:03


Part 16, Chapter 2
Part 16, Chapter 2

06:34


Part 16, Chapter 3
Part 16, Chapter 3

10:05


Part 16, Chapter 4
Part 16, Chapter 4

01:15


Part 17, Chapter 1
Part 17, Chapter 1

10:29


Part 17, Chapter 2
Part 17, Chapter 2

03:49


Part 17, Chapter 3
Part 17, Chapter 3

04:00


Part 17, Chapter 4
Part 17, Chapter 4

02:39


Part 17, Chapter 5
Part 17, Chapter 5

02:36


Part 18, Chapter 1
Part 18, Chapter 1

06:42


Part 18, Chapter 2
Part 18, Chapter 2

06:40


Part 18, Chapter 3
Part 18, Chapter 3

01:01


Part 18, Chapter 4
Part 18, Chapter 4

01:13


Part 18, Chapter 5
Part 18, Chapter 5

08:30


Part 19, Chapter 1
Part 19, Chapter 1

06:17


Part 19, Chapter 2
Part 19, Chapter 2

05:11


Part 19, Chapter 3
Part 19, Chapter 3

16:45


Part 19, Chapter 4
Part 19, Chapter 4

00:56


Part 19, Chapter 5
Part 19, Chapter 5

03:17


Part 20, Chapter 1
Part 20, Chapter 1

09:27


Part 20, Chapter 2
Part 20, Chapter 2

04:42


Part 21
Part 21

12:39


Part 22, Chapter 1
Part 22, Chapter 1

09:36


Part 22, Chapter 2
Part 22, Chapter 2

00:29


Part 22, Chapter 3
Part 22, Chapter 3

00:54


Part 23, Chapter 1
Part 23, Chapter 1

09:02


Part 23, Chapter 2
Part 23, Chapter 2

03:23


Part 23, Chapter 3
Part 23, Chapter 3

00:51


Part 23, Chapter 4
Part 23, Chapter 4

07:51


Part 24, Chapter 1
Part 24, Chapter 1

01:24


Part 24, Chapter 2
Part 24, Chapter 2

07:30


Part 24, Chapter 3
Part 24, Chapter 3

11:44


Part 24, Chapter 4
Part 24, Chapter 4

05:21


Part 25, Chapter 1
Part 25, Chapter 1

01:26


Part 25, Chapter 2
Part 25, Chapter 2

01:42


Part 25, Chapter 3
Part 25, Chapter 3

07:40


Part 25, Chapter 4
Part 25, Chapter 4

06:41


Part 26, Chapter 1
Part 26, Chapter 1

06:23


Part 26, Chapter 2
Part 26, Chapter 2

06:12


Part 26, Chapter 3
Part 26, Chapter 3

04:29


Part 27, Chapter 1
Part 27, Chapter 1

07:24


Part 27, Chapter 2
Part 27, Chapter 2

06:14


Part 27, Chapter 3
Part 27, Chapter 3

04:07


Part 28
Part 28

22:23


Part 29, Chapter 1
Part 29, Chapter 1

01:48


Part 29, Chapter 2
Part 29, Chapter 2

05:24


Part 29, Chapter 3
Part 29, Chapter 3

10:46


Part 29, Chapter 4
Part 29, Chapter 4

20:30


Part 30, Chapter 1
Part 30, Chapter 1

03:33


Part 30, Chapter 2
Part 30, Chapter 2

02:41


Part 30, Chapter 3
Part 30, Chapter 3

07:29


Part 30, Chapter 4
Part 30, Chapter 4

09:23


Part 31, Chapter 1
Part 31, Chapter 1

03:52


Part 31, Chapter 2
Part 31, Chapter 2

11:32


Part 32, Chapter 1
Part 32, Chapter 1

02:39


Part 32, Chapter 2
Part 32, Chapter 2

01:55


Part 32, Chapter 3
Part 32, Chapter 3

04:27


Part 32, Chapter 4
Part 32, Chapter 4

02:19


Part 32, Chapter 5
Part 32, Chapter 5

11:17


Part 33, Chapter 1
Part 33, Chapter 1

18:16


Part 33, Chapter 2
Part 33, Chapter 2

02:55


Part 34, Chapter 1
Part 34, Chapter 1

04:07


Part 34, Chapter 2
Part 34, Chapter 2

04:49


Part 34, Chapter 3
Part 34, Chapter 3

01:15


Part 34, Chapter 4
Part 34, Chapter 4

02:59


Part 34, Chapter 5
Part 34, Chapter 5

10:21


Part 34, Chapter 6
Part 34, Chapter 6

00:23