Dodsworth

Dodsworth

Book - 1929
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Meet Sam Dodsworth, an amiable fifty-year-old millionaire and American Captain of Industry, believing in the Republican Party, high tariffs, and, so long as they did not annoy him personally, in Prohibition and the Episcopal Church. Dodsworth runs an auto manufacturing firm, but his beautiful wife Fran, obsessed with the notion that she is growing old, persuades him to sell his interest in the company and take her to Europe. He agrees for the sake of their marriage, but before long, the pretensions of the cosmopolitan scene prove more enticing to Fran than her husband.Both a devastating, surprisingly contemporary portrait of a marriage falling apart and a grand tour of the Europe of a bygone era, Dodsworth is stamped with Sinclair Lewis' signature satire, wickedly observant of America's foibles, and great fun.
Publisher: Mattituck, NY. : Amereon House, c1929
ISBN: 9780848805654
0848805658
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 20 cm

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athompson10 Jul 26, 2016

One of my favorite Sinclair Lewis novels. The story of a car company president, newly retired, who travels to Europe with his younger, much-loved and selfish wife. There are some truly vicious observations on marriage in this one; not surprising that Fran has some real-life roots in Lewis's first wife, whom he divorced.

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