Sinclair Lewis





Sinclair Lewis

Author profile


born
in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, The United States
February 07, 1885

died
January 10, 1951

gender
male

website

genre

influences


About this author

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930 "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H.L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade...it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds."


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Polls

November 2014 New School Classics Poll

1911, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, 155 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.7%

1920, The Age of Innocence byEdith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  20 votes, 13.3%

 
  15 votes, 10.0%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 428 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.3%

 
  11 votes, 7.3%

1962, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, 211 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.3%

 
  10 votes, 6.7%

 
  9 votes, 6.0%

1994, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.3%

1960, The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, 242 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.7%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1920, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, 454 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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