DODSWORTH. A Novel.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1929). Original dark blue cloth lettered in orange.
First Edition of the fifth and last of Lewis's great novels of the 1920s -- preceded by MAIN STREET, BABBITT, ARROWSMITH and ELMER GANTRY.
In these novels, Lewis savagely mocked the provincialism, conformism and hypocrisy he saw at the heart of middle American culture. His central characters strive to escape their emotionally and intellectually repressive environments... [DAB]
The year after DODSWORTH was published, Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; ARROWSMITH had won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but Lewis had turned it down. This is a just-about-fine copy. [Note: this copy came to us with a facsimile first-edition dust jacket, which we shall pass along if a buyer wishes.]. Item #14995