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ISBN-10:  0451530861 (Signet pbk.)
ISBN-13:  9780451530868 (Signet pbk.)
Author:  Sinclair Lewis
Genre:  Fiction, Literature, Classic Fiction
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review by . November 26, 2011
   Sinclair Lewis, by most biographical accounts, was an eccentric red-head with an acerbic and mercurial personality.  He is best known for his examinations of hucksterism in all walks of life:  small-town businessman (Babbit), populist religion (Elmer Gantry), and here medicine.        Martin Arrowsmith is a tightly-wound bright young man from Lewis's typical Midwest small town, who finds a spark of inspiration from a college professor to be not …
review by . September 06, 2011
Martin Arrowsmith enters med school in the early nineteen hundreds in the American Midwest.      We see the difficulty he has with medical and social issues, which friends to have and what clubs would be right for the future doctor. He goes through school with the ardor of a man pursuing his lifelong dream. When he takes a class on bacteriology, his lifelong dream of research is born.      Needing some relief from his studies he visits Zenith where he meets …
review by . June 19, 2009
Harry Sinclair Lewis was a notorious dissenter (supporting progressive politicians and labor leaders) and skeptic (having deserted good manly Christianity), as well as, in his later life, an alcoholic who literally drank himself to death.   He was also an extremely successful writer, not only commercially, but also as the first American Nobel winner , and a Pulitzer fiction prize winner for this novel. However, being his difficult self, he rejected that honor, as it was awarded for depicting …
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