View Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in our bookseller curated gift guide.

Shop Now
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

No image available

BABBIT

No cover image available

BABBIT

by SINCLAIR LEWIS

  • Used
  • good
  • hardcover
Condition
Good/Good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Item Price:
$20.51
$20.51 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 14 to 21 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

LONDON: Jonathan Cape, 1926. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. 2nd printing of the Travellers' Library edition. Book is VG. Yellow dustwrapper is clean, but with heavy damage to spine.

Synopsis

With his portrait of George F. Babbit, the conniving, prosperous real-estate man from Zenith, Sinclair Lewis created one of the ugliest, but most convincing, figures in American fiction -- the total conformist. Babbitt's demons are power in his community and the self-esteem he can only receive from others. In his attempts to reconcile these aspirations, he is loyal to whoever serves his need of the moment: time and again he proves an opportunist in business practice and in domestic affairs. Outwardly he conforms with "zip and zowie," is a "big booster" before the public eye; inwardly he converges day by day upon the utter emptiness of his soul -- too filled with rationalizations and sentimentality to sense his own corruption. Babbit gives consummate expression to the glibness and irresponsibility of the hardened, professional social climber. H. G. Wells said of this novel: "I wish I could have written Babbitt."

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Tobo Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
003000
Title
BABBIT
Author
SINCLAIR LEWIS
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
LONDON
Date published
1926

Terms of Sale

Tobo Books

14 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 14 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Tobo Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2017
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ask Seller a Question

About Tobo Books

Tobo Books is a small family owned dealership working out of Hampshire, UK. We are always looking for new, interesting and unusual items, so do come back from time to time and see what's new!

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...[more]
tracking-