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Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
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Feb 13, 2013

it was amazing
Read in June, 2009 — I own a copy

I've never read anything by Sinclair Lewis, but I read this because I really like the 1936 movie adaptation of this novel. The book is very good. Told from the standpoint of Sam Dodsworth, a 50ish car magnate who has just retired and his younger wife Fran (well, 10 years younger) wants to travel around Europe and live the good life. Sam is game and goes along with Fran until Fran's attempts to be eternally young and romantically cherished as one of the beautiful people really cause a lot of soul-searching and agony. I love Sam even more than the movie character, which can't quite flesh him out as much as a 400-page book.
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