|A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. He was earnest about these objects. They were of eternal importance, like baseball or the Republican Party.|
The novel behind the name, Babbitt is Sinclair Lewis’s classic commentary on middle-class society. George Follanbee Babbitt has acquired everything required to fit neatly into the mold of social expectation—except total comfort with it. Distracted by the feeling that there must be more, Babbitt starts pushing limits, with many surprising results.
To EDITH WHARTON
NEW YORK: HARCOURT, BRACE & CO., 1922
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999