George Babbitt (Bloom"s Major Literary Characters)
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George Babbitt (Bloom"s Major Literary Characters) by Harold Bloom

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Published by Chelsea House Publications .
Written in English


  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literature (Young Adult),
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Literary Criticism & Collections

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9527123M
ISBN 100791079791
ISBN 109780791079799

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On a morning in April , George F. Babbitt, a year-old real estate dealer, awakens in his house in the exclusive Floral Heights section of Zenith, a medium-sized, Midwestern city. Zenith is a typically expanding modern city with new factories and office buildings, modern homes, fine roads and express railroad service, as well as the usual.   Although this book was written in the 's,it remains timeless. George Babbitt is a middle class, self-satisfied,self-inflating business man who finds that his life is missing something he cannot identify and he is not happy.5/5(5). It’s and George F. Babbitt is He lives in the up and coming city of Zenith. He is has a real-estate company with his father-in-law, Henry Thompson. Babbitt lives with his wife, Myra, a 22 year old daughter, Verona, who’s recently graduated from Bryn Mawr, .   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 7 by Sinclair Lewis; Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Lewis, Sinclair, Title: Babbitt Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature.