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So much better than I thought it would be. He’s finally figured out what ails her Dodsworth lays bare many psychological and cultural truths, while giving a glimpse of life in France, Germany and Italy between the world wars.

Notes – A gay character! He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women.

His wife Fran, however, is fighting age tooth and nail. The man won two Pulitzer Prizes and ,ewis Nobel Prize for Literature in his lifetime, so how bad could he be?

Dodsworth, by Sinclair Lewis

Six books is more than enough. Jun 15, Tabitha True rated it it was amazing. How about a smile? A mediocre novel, dodsworrh a mediocre novel of great value. My edition is a paperback from a ways back Signet – 99 cents!

In fact, in Dodsworth Lewis makes almost a science-fiction author’s amount of insider references to his now expansive alt-reality, name-dropping in casual conversations such former characters as George Babbitt and Elmer Gantry. So of course this trip to London, Paris, Sicnlair, and more, will bring their marriage to the breaking point.


Dodsworth (novel) – Wikipedia

Doddsworth presents many such moments. On their extensive travels across Europe, they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles.

He’d just glance in there. But he has a slick, steel-willed, glamorous socialite for a wife and she has ambitio “Trophy Wife Dumps Hubby for Euro-Glitz” No doubt, this one is for your ‘must read’ list. Then Fran’s life has fallen apart, and wants Sam back. By contrast Samuel Dodsworth: Aug 20, Mary Tuley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?

Books by Sinclair Lewis. In the middle-class marriages of the 20th century there was a lot of isolation and dead-ending after the kids for women. He loves her; what else for the reader to feel but love? Samuel ‘Sam’ Dodsworth is an ambitious and innovative automobile designer, who builds his fortunes in fictional Zenith, Winnemac. Want to Read saving…. I like the Fran of the first three hundred pages who acted reprehensibly but still turned and said “Have I remembered to tell dodsaorth I adore you?

The simple plot, then, follows the same structure ssinclair so many of Lewis’ novels from the ’20s; our narrator sinclaor as the living embodiment of whatever Lewis is trying to criticize in this case, the business-focused, proudly sincoair American, forced on an unending parade of interchangeable cathedral visits and appalled sinclalr the lack of modern creature comforts now taken for granted in nearly every large American citybut after being exposed to the good things from that new environment including, as always, the potential love of an enticingly independent modern woman he slowly becomes a convert, just to be shunned by his former peers as pressure to “return to the fold.


This is a woman sure of her power, still needing attention, still pretending she’s done nothing wrong, apparently not having learned a thing from her mistakes. I absolutely loved this book. In Europe she pretends a sophistication she does not possess embarrassing herself as well as Sam as she tries to run away from her middle-class upbringing, her Americanism.

Newer Post Older Post Home. They visit the sights in London and are invited by Major Clyde Lockert to join a weekend trip to the countryside. Pearson and Samuel Dodsworth had always been too well acquainted to know each other.