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Arrowsmith by  Sinclair Lewis - Signed First Edition - 1925 - from The Book House in Dinkytown (SKU: 276157)

Arrowsmith

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Arrowsmith

by Lewis, Sinclair

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1925; Limited First Edition; this copy #19 of 500, signed by Lewis on the limitation page. 448pp; rough-cut pages, blue paper covered boards with cream cloth backing; extra title plate tipped in at rear; clear acetate jacket included as well. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; corners very gently bumped, else wear to edges of boards is very minor; a touch of toning to title plate pasted to spine; text also very good. Publisher's original navy blue vinyl-covered slipcase in good- condition, with worn/gently bumped corners, some scuffing to bottom; ~1in piece chipped off of bottom of open end, held in with scotch tape. An exceptional copy of this scarce edition. Due to the size/weight of this book extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Synopsis

Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908. His college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the Helicon Home Colony, Upton Sinclair’s socialist experiment in New Jersey. He worked for some years as a free lance editor and journalist, during which time he published several minor novels. But with the publication of Main Street (1920), which sold half a million copies, he achieved wide recognition. This was followed by the two novels considered by many to be his finest, Babbitt (1922) and Arrowsmith (1925), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but declined by Lewis. In 1930, following Elmer Gantry (1927) and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature. This was the apogee of his literary career, and in the period from Ann Vickers (1933) to the posthumously published World So Wide (1951) Lewis wrote ten novels that reveal the progressive decline of his creative powers. From Main Street to Stockholm , a collection of his letters, was published in 1952, and The Man from Main Street , a collection of essays, in 1953. During his last years Sinclair Lewis wandered extensively in Europe, and after his death in Rome in 1951 his ashes were returned to his birthplace.

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Bookseller
The Book House in Dinkytown US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
276157
Title
Arrowsmith
Author
Lewis, Sinclair
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1925
Keywords
SLEWIS LITERA

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First Edition
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jacket
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