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Book Elmer Gantry

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Release : 2023-01-01T20:36:53Z
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 565 pages

Download or read book Elmer Gantry written by Sinclair Lewis and published by Standard Ebooks. This book was released on 2023-01-01T20:36:53Z with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elmer Gantry isn’t suited to be a lawyer, so he becomes a preacher instead. Although he experiences a variety of failures, and even more successes, Gantry ultimately finds this new career path suits him very well indeed—despite his drinking and womanizing. Throughout his time as a preacher Gantry progresses through the hierarchies of the Baptist and Methodist churches, dabbles in revivalism and “New Thought,” and even experiments with politics, all the while emerging from scandals relatively unscathed and ready to move onward and upward once again. Sinclair Lewis published the satirical Elmer Gantry in 1927 much to the dismay of the religious community. It was denounced from the pulpit, banned by many, and even engendered threats of violence. Despite this—or perhaps because of it—it went on to become a massive success and the best selling novel of that year. One of the most savage satirical assaults against institutionalized religion and its hypocrisy in American literature, Elmer Gantry continues to be a window into a particularly important aspect of American history. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Book Arrowsmith

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : Cosimo Classics
  • Release : 1925
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 460 pages

Download or read book Arrowsmith written by Sinclair Lewis and published by Cosimo Classics. This book was released on 1925 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925; Sinclair Lewis declined to accept it. The story of the career of a man of science.

Book Where Is Janice Gantry

    Book Details:
  • Author : John D. MacDonald
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-06-11
  • ISBN : 0307827135
  • Pages : 255 pages

Download or read book Where Is Janice Gantry written by John D. MacDonald and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where Is Janice Gantry?, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Sam Brice is the perfect rugged hero, even with a face battered by eleven seasons in football, almost three in pro. He’s involved with a young widow named Janice Gantry. But when she vanishes, Janice leaves behind a trail of blackmail, murder—and a man at war with his own sense of duty. Sam is too curious to steer clear of the mystifying disappearances off the Florida Keys . . . too stubborn to avoid making enemies with a cunning criminal and killer . . . and perhaps too enraged to do what he knows he must to save the one woman who matters: become as cold, impersonal, and deadly as an assassin. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Book The Man who Knew Coolidge

Download or read book The Man who Knew Coolidge written by Sinclair Lewis and published by . This book was released on 1928 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Elmer on Stilts

Download or read book Elmer on Stilts written by David McKee and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-10-31 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned...

Book Main Street

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2023-01-03
  • ISBN : 3756897397
  • Pages : 587 pages

Download or read book Main Street written by Sinclair Lewis and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-01-03 with total page 587 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novel written by Sinclair Lewis is set in the small town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, a fictionalized version of Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The novel takes place in the 1910s, with references to the start of World War I, the United States' entry into the war, and the years following the end of the war, including the start of Prohibition. Satirizing small-town life, Main Street is perhaps Sinclair Lewis's most famous book, and led in part to his eventual 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature. It relates the life and struggles of Carol Milford Kennicott as she comes into conflict with the small-town mentality of the residents of Gopher Prairie. Highly acclaimed upon publication, Main Street remains a recognized American classic.

Book Elmer Again

Download or read book Elmer Again written by David McKee and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elmer, the patchwork elephant, plays an amusing trick on his grey elephant friends.

Book Shirley Jones

Download or read book Shirley Jones written by Shirley Jones and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The actress and singer explores her life and career, examining "the real flesh-and-blood Shirley Jones, not just the movie star or Mrs. Partridge"--Dust jacket flap.

Book Elmer Gantry

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release : 1958-01-01
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 383 pages

Download or read book Elmer Gantry written by Sinclair Lewis and published by Prabhat Prakashan. This book was released on 1958-01-01 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Spectator Bird

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  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-04-04
  • ISBN : 0141392339
  • Pages : 221 pages

Download or read book The Spectator Bird written by Wallace Stegner and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary agent Joe Allston, the central character of Stegner's novel All the Little Live Things, is now retired and, in his own words, 'just killing time until time gets around to killing me.' His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. A postcard from an old friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he and his wife had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birthplace, where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough. Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943); Joe Hill (1950); All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star (1961); Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize); Recapitulation (1979); Crossing to Safety (1987); and Collected Stories (1990). His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954); Wolf Willow (1963); The Sound of Mountain Water (essays, 1969); The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard deVoto (1964); American Places (with Page Stegner, 1981); and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three short stories have won O.Henry prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements.

Book Sinclair Lewis  Main Street and Babbitt  LOA  59

Download or read book Sinclair Lewis Main Street and Babbitt LOA 59 written by Sinclair Lewis and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1992-09-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. The remarkable novels presented here in this Library of America volume combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women, who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, “want “to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it’s too late.” Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, "longs to get [her] hands on one of those prairie towns and make it beautiful,” but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community. In the character of George F. Babbitt, the boisterous, vulgar, worried, gadget-loving real estate man from Zenith, Lewis fashioned a new and enduring figure in American literature—the total conformist. Babbitt is a “joiner,” who thinks and feels with the crowd. Lewis surrounds him with a gallery of familiar American types—small businessman, Rotarians, Elks, boosters, supporters of evangelical Christianity. In biting satirical scenes of club lunches, after-dinner speeches, trade association conventions, fishing trips and Sunday School committees, Lewis reproduces the noisy restlessness of American commercial culture. In 1930 Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, largely for his achievement in Babbitt. These early novels not only define a crucial period in American history—from America’’s “coming of age” just before World War I to the dizzying boom of the twenties—they also continue to astonish us with essential truths about the country we live in today. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Book The Preservationist

    Book Details:
  • Author : Justin Kramon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-11-15
  • ISBN : 1639361146
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book The Preservationist written by Justin Kramon and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, “a great beast of a birthday,” as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy that has stripped her of her greatest talent, is flattered by Sam’s attention. But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia. Told in alternating points of view, The Preservationist is the riveting tale of Julia and Sam's relationship, which begins to unravel as the threat of violence approaches and Julia becomes less and less sure whom she can trust.

Book Kingsblood Royal

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2023-11-23
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 403 pages

Download or read book Kingsblood Royal written by Sinclair Lewis and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2023-11-23 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neil Kingsblood is a white middle-class man who discovers, while researching his family background, that he is directly descended from an African adventurer on the American frontier. Through various machinations, Kingsblood loses his banking job and takes a lesser one. He begins to be treated differently by former acquaintances, despite the lack of visible black African ancestry. He is forced to choose between continuing what he has come to see as a hollow existence in the white community and taking on the oppressed minority status of the black community. After Kingsblood tells several white friends about his newfound ancestry, the news quickly spreads, and he finds that acquaintances change their behavior toward him. He engages in a quixotic struggle against the racism newly apparent but widespread in his community.

Book A Study Guide for Sinclair Lewis s  Elmer Gantry

Download or read book A Study Guide for Sinclair Lewis s Elmer Gantry written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 23 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Sinclair Lewis's "Elmer Gantry," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Book Tough as Nails

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglass K. Daniel
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2011-04-08
  • ISBN : 0299251233
  • Pages : 262 pages

Download or read book Tough as Nails written by Douglass K. Daniel and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2011-04-08 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Called “God’s angry man” for his unyielding demands in pursuit of personal and artistic freedom, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Brooks brought us some of the mid-twentieth century’s most iconic films, including Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. “The important thing,” he once remarked, “is to write your story, to make it believable, to make it live.” His own life story has never been fully chronicled, until now. Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks restores to importance the career of a prickly iconoclast who sought realism and truth in his films. Douglass K. Daniel explores how the writer-director made it from the slums of Philadelphia to the heights of the Hollywood elite, working with the top stars of the day, among them Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons, Sidney Poitier, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, and Diane Keaton. Brooks dramatized social issues and depicted characters in conflict with their own values, winning an Academy Award for his Elmer Gantry screenplay and earning nominations for another seven Oscars for directing and screenwriting. Tough as Nails offers illuminating insights into Brooks’s life, drawing on unpublished studio memos and documents and interviews from stars and colleagues, including Poitier, director Paul Mazursky, and Simmons, who was married to Brooks for twenty years. Daniel takes readers behind the scenes of Brooks’s major films and sheds light on their making, their compromises, and their common threads. Tough as Nails celebrates Brooks’s vision while adding to the critical understanding of his works, their flaws as well as their merits, and depicting the tumults and trends in the life of a man who always kept his own compass. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Book Greatest Novels of all Time  Thus Spoke Zarathustra   Elmer Gantry   The Yearling   Marjorie Kinnan   Set of 4 Books

Download or read book Greatest Novels of all Time Thus Spoke Zarathustra Elmer Gantry The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Set of 4 Books written by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and published by Prabhat Prakashan. This book was released on 2022-03-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthology containing: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (German: Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra, is a work of philosophical fiction written by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. The protagonist is nominally the historical Zarathustra, but, besides a handful of sentences, Nietzsche is not particularly concerned with any resemblance. Much of the book purports to be what Zarathustra said, and it repeats the refrain, “Thus spoke Zarathustra”. Elmer Gantry is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis in 1926 that presents aspects of the religious activity of America in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it. The Yearling is a novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings published in March 1938. It was the main selection of the Book of the Month Club in April 1938. It was the best-selling novel in America in 1938 and the seventh-best in 1939. It sold over 250,000 copies in 1938. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located on the former homestead of Pulitzer Prize-winning Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. A National Historic Landmark, it is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.

Book Reforming Hollywood

    Book Details:
  • Author : William D. Romanowski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-14
  • ISBN : 0199942587
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Reforming Hollywood written by William D. Romanowski and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious Communication Association's Book of the Year Hollywood and Christianity often seem to be at war. Indeed, there is a long list of movies that have attracted religious condemnation, from Gone with the Wind with its notorious "damn," to The Life of Brian and The Last Temptation of Christ. But the reality, writes William Romanowski, has been far more complicated--and remarkable. In Reforming Hollywood, Romanowski, a leading historian of popular culture, explores the long and varied efforts of Protestants to influence the film industry. He shows how a broad spectrum of religious forces have played a role in Hollywood, from Presbyterians and Episcopalians to fundamentalists and evangelicals. Drawing on personal interviews and previously untouched sources, he describes how mainline church leaders lobbied filmmakers to promote the nation's moral health and, perhaps surprisingly, how they have by and large opposed government censorship, preferring instead self-regulation by both the industry and individual conscience. "It is this human choice," noted one Protestant leader, "that is the basis of our religion." Tensions with Catholics, too, have loomed large--many Protestant clergy feared the influence of the Legion of Decency more than Hollywood's corrupting power. Romanowski shows that the rise of the evangelical movement in the 1970s radically altered the picture, in contradictory ways. Even as born-again clergy denounced "Hollywood elites," major studios noted the emergence of a lucrative evangelical market. 20th Century-Fox formed FoxFaith to go after the "Passion dollar," and Disney took on evangelical Philip Anschutz as a partner to bring The Chronicles of Narnia to the big screen. William Romanowski is an award-winning commentator on the intersection of religion and popular culture. Reforming Hollywood is his most revealing, provocative, and groundbreaking work on this vital area of American society.