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DJB01130 Elmer Gantry

DJB01130 Elmer Gantry

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Author: Lewis, Sinclair
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Publisher: Signet Classics
Year Published: 01/011980
Subcategory: Fiction / Literary
Pages: 436
Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 451520122
Signed: No
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers

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Summary: Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be "invited" to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church--a saver of souls who lives a life of duplicity, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence--is also the record of a period, a reign of grotesque vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no trace of itself. Elmer Gantry has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since the works of Voltaire.

In Store Location: Bookcase 27 - Classic Literature 2,

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