Alcott, Louisa

Anderson, Sherwood

Bangs, John Kendrick

Baum, L Frank

Daviess, Maria Thompson

Deland, Margaret

Dickens, Charles

Dreiser, Theodore

Fitzgerald, F Scott

Forster, EM

Fox, John Jr

Frederic, Harold

Grant, Robert

Grey, Zane

Hardy, Thomas

Hegan, Alice Caldwell

Hodgson Burnett, Frances

Hughes, Thomas

Jacobs, Harriet

James, Henry

Jerome, Jerome K

Lewis, Sinclair

Marks, Percy

Parker, Gilbert

Sinclair, Upton

Stratton-Porter, Gene

Tarkington, Booth

Thoreau, Henry David

Trollope, Anthony

Twain, Mark

Verne, Jules

Wells, HG

Wharton, Edith

Wilde, Oscar

Wister, Owen

Woolf, Virginia

Wright, Harold Bell

Sinclair Lewis



Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure toward conformity. An immediate and controversial bestseller, Babbitt is one of Lewis' best-known novels and was influential in the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1930.

Free Air

This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better.

Main Street

Carol Milford marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is a small-town boy at heart. Will convinces her to live in his home-town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, a town modeled on Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the author's birthplace. Carol is appalled at the backwardness of Gopher Prairie. But her disdain for the town's physical ugliness and smug conservatism compels her to reform it.

Our Mr Wrenn

Mr. Wrenn, an employee of a novelty company quits his job after inheriting a fortune from his father. He decides to go traveling.

The Job

The Job is an early work by American novelist Sinclair Lewis. It is considered an early declaration of the rights of working women. The focus is on the main character, Una Golden, desire to establish herself in a legitimate occupation while balancing the eventual need for marriage. The story takes place in the early 1900-1920s and takes Una from a small Pennsylvania town to New York. Forced to work due to family illness, Una shows a talent for the traditional male bastion of commercial real estate and, while valued by her company, she struggles to achieve the same status of her male coworkers.