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Sinclair Lewis Boy Hood Home


Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

810 Sinclair Lewis Ave

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

 

 

 

Opening for the season on June 2, 2012. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission; $5.00 Adults

(Open June 2nd to September 8th or by special appointment) For information on group or bus tours call: 320-352-5201

Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, in 1885. Although he was proud of his Midwestern roots, he traveled widely and was interested in many different aspects of American society, from business and medicine to religion and small town life. His concern with issues involving women, race, and the powerless in society make his work still vital and pertinent today. As Sheldon Norman Grebstein wrote in his work Sinclair Lewis, Lewis "was the conscience of his generation and he could well serve as the conscience of our own. His analysis of the America of the 1920s holds true for the America of today. His prophecies have become our truths and his fears our most crucial problems." Sinclair Lewis was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Main Street and Babbitt, and won the award for Arrowsmith (although he turned it down). He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in Rome in 1951.

Works

The following is a list of novels published by Sinclair Lewis.

  • Hike and the Aeroplane (1912, as Tom Graham)
  • Our Mr. Wrenn (1914)
  • The Trail of the Hawk (1915)
  • The Job (1917)
  • The Innocents (1917)
  • Free Air (1919)
  • Main Street (1920)
  • Babbitt (1922)
  • Arrowsmith (1925)
  • Mantrap (1926)
  • Elmer Gantry (1927)
  • The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928)
  • Dodsworth (1929)
  • Ann Vickers (1933)
  • Work of Art (1934)
  • It Can't Happen Here (1935)
  • The Prodigal Parents (1938)
  • Bethel Merriday (1940)
  • Gideon Planish (1943)
  • Cass Timberlane (1945)
  • Kingsblood Royal (1947)
  • The God-Seeker (1949)
  • World So Wide (1951, posthumously)






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