Babbitt

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George E. Babbitt is a prosperous, unpleasant, real estate agent from Zenith, Ohio. His middle-class existence is shattered when his friend is convicted of murdering his wife. Babbitt tries to become a less materialistic person but to no avail.

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BY THE AUTHOR OF IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE

Businessman George F. Babbitt loves the latest appliances, making money and the Republican party. In fact, he loves being a Solid Citizen even more than he loves his wife. But Babbitt comes to resent the middle class trappings he has worked so hard to acquire. Realising that his life is devoid of meaning, he grows determined to transcend his trivial existence and search for a greater purpose.

In the economic boom years of 1920s’ America, Babbitt became a symbol of middle-class mediocrity, and his name an enduring part of the American lexicon.

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

384

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.52 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K