Babbitt (Audio Book)
by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response.

Male menopause wasn’t a pre Great Depression term, but I would say George has all the symptoms. At a pudgy balding forty six he looks at his life, wife, family and business. He sees himself as a pretty successful business man, but when Tanis, the lonely widow has a leaky roof, he sees an opportunity for perhaps a more fulfilling relationship then he has at home. Add to Tanis a foray into radical politics, and we are about to witness an emotional and financial train wreck with Babbitt at the throttle.

This is a long story, but well worth listening to. Human nature hasn’t changed much in the last ninety years.

Enjoy the novel,
Mike Vendetti


Author(s) Sinclair Lewis
Country United States
Language English
Subject(s) American Values
Genre(s) Satire
Publisher Harcourt, Brace & Co.
Publication date 1922
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 432 (paperback)