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With his portrait of George F. Babbit, the conniving, prosperous real-estate man from Zenith, Sinclair Lewis created one of the ugliest, but most convincing, figures in American fiction -- the total conformist. Babbitt's demons are power in his community and the self-esteem he can only receive from others. In his attempts to reconcile these aspirations, he is loyal to whoever serves his need of the moment: time and again he proves an opportunist in business practice and in domestic affairs. Outwardly he conforms with "zip and zowie," is a "big booster" before the public eye; inwardly he converges day by day upon the utter emptiness of his soul -- too filled with rationalizations and sentimentality to sense his own corruption. Babbit gives consummate expression to the glibness and irresponsibility of the hardened, professional social climber. H. G. Wells said of this novel: "I wish I could have written Babbitt."

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87 editions First published in 1922

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1922, Jonathan Cape
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1922, Cape
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1922, Modern Library
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1922, Harcourt, Brace and Company
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1922, Grosset & Dunlap
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1922, Grossett & Dunlap
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1922, Harcourt, Brace
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in English
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1922, George J. McLeod
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in English
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1924, Jonathan Cape
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in English - New andcheaper ed.
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1924, Transmare Verlag
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in German
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1928, Tauchnitz
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in English
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1929, Jonathan Cape
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in English
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1929, Cape
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in English - Collected ed.
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1932, Jonathan Cape
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in English
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1945, Cape
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in English
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1950, Harcourt, Brace & World
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1950, Harcourt, Brace & World
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1950, Harcourt, Brace & World
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in English
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1950, New American Library
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1960, Harcourt, Brace
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in English
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Paperback
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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in English
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Paperback
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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1961, New American Library
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in English
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Paperback
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October 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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1961, New American Library
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Paperback in English
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October 1, 1961, Signet
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1961, Signet Classics
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1963, Panther
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in English
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1968, Cape
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in English
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June 1973, Caedmon Audio Cassette
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Audio Cassette
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1973, Johnathan Cape
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in English
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1974, Granada
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in English
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December 1976, Amereon Limited
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Hardcover in English
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1985, Penguin
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in English
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1985, Cátedra
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in Spanish
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1989, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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in English - 1st ed.
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1991, Signet Classic, published by the Penguin Group
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in English
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February 1991, Penguin Books Ltd
Babbitt (Twentieth Century Classics)
Paperback - New Ed edition
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February 1991, Penguin Books Ltd
Babbitt (Twentieth Century Classics)
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November 17, 1994, Vintage Classics
Babbitt
Paperback - New Ed edition
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November 17, 1994, Vintage Classics
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1996, Penguin Books
Babbitt
in English
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1997, Transaction Publishers
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in English
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January 30, 1997, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Babbitt (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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1998, G.K. Hall
Babbitt
in English
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1998, Signet Classic
Babbitt
in English
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September 1, 1998, Bantam Classics
Babbitt (Bantam Classics)
Mass Market Paperback in English
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September 1, 1998, Signet Classics
Babbitt (Signet Classics)
in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
Babbitt
School & Library Binding in English - Rev&Updtd edition
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May 2000, Classic Books
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Library Binding
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July 2001, Blackstone Audiobooks
Babbitt
Audio CD in English - UNABRIDGED edition
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September 2001, North Books
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Hardcover in English
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September 2001, North Books
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Hardcover in English
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July 2001, Blackstone Audiobooks
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Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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2002, Prometheus Books
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in English
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2002, Modern Library
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in English - Modern Library pbk. ed.
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2003, Dover Publications
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in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
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E-book in English
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July 30, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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Paperback in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
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eBook in English
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December 16, 2005, Thorndike Press
Babbitt
Paperback in English - 1 edition
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September 1, 2005, Barnes & Noble Classics
Babbitt (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Paperback in English
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February 28, 2006, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
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Paperback in English
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January 1, 2006, Pomona Press
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Paperback in English
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March 30, 2006, Dodo Press
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Paperback in English
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2007, Random House Publishing Group
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eBook in English
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2007, Signet Classics
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in English
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December 7, 2007, L.A. Theatre Works
Babbitt
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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July 9, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Babbitt (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
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September 2007, Buccaneer Books
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Hardcover in English
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August 7, 2007, Signet Classics
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in English
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July 9, 2007, BiblioBazaar
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Paperback in English
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2010, The Floating Press
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E-book in English
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2010, Oxford University Press
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in English

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