Elmer Gantry – Lewis, Sinclair

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Title: Elmer Gantry
Author: Lewis, Sinclair
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York
Publication Date: 1927
Edition: First Edition.  Later printing.
Book Condition: VG

Comments: Spine does not have a “C” like true first edition/printing. No d-j. Top edge has a few marks. Pages tanned. Threads showing next to title page. Front pastedown and FFEP have some light marks.

Synopsis: Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church–a saver of souls who lives a life of duplicity, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence–is also the record of a period, a reign of grotesque vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no trace of itself. Elmer Gantry has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since the works of Voltaire.

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Title: Elmer Gantry
Author: Lewis, Sinclair
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York
Publication Date: 1927
Edition: First Edition.  Later printing.
Book Condition: VG

Comments: Spine does not have a “C” like true first edition/printing. No d-j. Top edge has a few marks. Pages tanned. Threads showing next to title page. Front pastedown and FFEP have some light marks.

Synopsis: Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church–a saver of souls who lives a life of duplicity, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence–is also the record of a period, a reign of grotesque vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no trace of itself. Elmer Gantry has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since the works of Voltaire.

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