World's End Lanny Budd series

11 works, 11 primary works

Between 1940 and 1953, Sinclair wrote a series of 11 novels featuring a central character named Lanny Budd. He was the son of an American arms manufacturer who moved in the confidence of world leaders, not simply witnessing events but often propelling them. The protagonist has been characterized as the antithesis of the "Ugly American", a sophisticated socialite who mingles easily with people from all cultures and socioeconomic classes.

The series covers in sequence much of the political history
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4.08 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 1940 — 11 editions book 1
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4.31 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1941 — 1 edition book 2
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3.76 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1942 — 15 editions book 3
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4.43 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1943 — 5 editions book 4
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4.22 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1945 — 5 editions book 5
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4.12 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions book 7
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4.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions book 8
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4.35 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1948 — 5 editions book 9
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4.35 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions book 10
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4.16 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1953 — 6 editions book 11
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