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Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

“This is America ... its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere ...” With the first line of his novel, Sinclair Lewis captures an America on the brink of change. Main Street vividly draws the lines of tension between tradition and progress in ways that make them timeless, yet still new. Carol Milford, educated, sophisticated, and energetic, has ambitious plans for her life. Her studies have prepared her to join an enlightened, progressive society. But after she becomes Carol Kennicott, the wife of a small town physician, she quickly learns that she is to be nothing more than a gracious wife. Frustrated and torn between the challenge of social change and the comfort of personal security, she begins to understand the cost of conformity—and rebellion. Sinclair Lewis’ perceptive tale has been a milestone in American literature since it was published in 1920. Conveying all the hope and optimism of a generation who sought to use their education and prosperity to make a more perfect country, his heroine still stands for the youthful exuberance of our nation.

“This is America ... its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere ...” With the first line of his novel, Sinclair Lewis captures an America on the brink of change. Main Street vividly draws the lines of tension between tradition and progress in ways that make them timeless, yet still new. Carol Milford, educated, sophisticated, and energetic, has ambitious plans for her life. Her studies have prepared her to join an enlightened, progressive society. But after she becomes Carol Kennicott, the wife of a small town physician, she quickly learns that she is to be nothing more than a gracious wife. Frustrated and torn between the challenge of social change and the comfort of personal security, she begins to understand the cost of conformity—and rebellion. Sinclair Lewis’ perceptive tale has been a milestone in American literature since it was published in 1920. Conveying all the hope and optimism of a generation who sought to use their education and prosperity to make a more perfect country, his heroine still stands for the youthful exuberance of our nation.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

“This is America ... its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere ...” With the first line of his novel, Sinclair Lewis captures an America on the brink of change. Main Street vividly draws the lines of tension between tradition and progress in ways that make them timeless, yet still new. Carol Milford, educated, sophisticated, and energetic, has ambitious plans for her life. Her studies have prepared her to join an enlightened, progressive society. But after she becomes Carol Kennicott, the wife of a small town physician, she quickly learns that she is to be nothing more than a gracious wife. Frustrated and torn between the challenge of social change and the comfort of personal security, she begins to understand the cost of conformity—and rebellion. Sinclair Lewis’ perceptive tale has been a milestone in American literature since it was published in 1920. Conveying all the hope and optimism of a generation who sought to use their education and prosperity to make a more perfect country, his heroine still stands for the youthful exuberance of our nation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Caruso

Length:

18h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

46:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

32:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

34:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:30