Download and read online It Can t Happen Here in PDF and EPUB 'An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs' Guardian 'Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States' New Yorker A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis's chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, 'Professional Common Man', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can't believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.
Download and read online It Can t Happen Here in PDF and EPUB A New England newspaper editor fights to destroy the fascist dictatorship established by President Berzelius Windrip
Download and read online Main Street in PDF and EPUB In this classic satire of small-town America, beautiful young Carol Kennicott comes to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, with dreams of transforming the provincial old town into a place of beauty and culture. But she runs into a wall of bigotry, hypocrisy and complacency. The first popular bestseller to attack conventional ideas about marriage, gender roles, and small town life, Main Street established Lewis as a major American novelist.
Download and read online The Job in PDF and EPUB This early work by Sinclair Lewis was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA in 1885. A lonely and socially awkward child, Lewis tried unsuccessfully to run away from home, before entering Yale University in 1903. It was here that, in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, Lewis had his first works – mostly romantic poetry and short sketches – published. In 1920, while living in Washington D.C., Lewis had his first major success with the novel Main Street. Selling around two million copies within a few years, it catapulted Lewis into fame and riches, and he followed it with the critically acclaimed Babbitt (1922), and Arrowsmith (1925) – for which he received, but refused, the Pulitzer Prize.
Download and read online Free Air in PDF and EPUB One of the earliest road-trip novels, Free Air tells the story of Claire Boltwood, who travels from New York City to the Pacific Northwest by automobile. She leaves her rich, snobbish family behind and falls in love with a good, down-to-earth man.
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Download and read online How the Hell Did This Happen in PDF and EPUB This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O’Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. As P.J. put it, “America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692. So why not put Hillary on the dunking stool?” In How the Hell Did This Happen?, P.J. brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some seriously risky business. Starting in June 2015, he asks, “Who are these jacklegs, high-binders, wire-pullers, mountebanks, swellheads, buncombe spigots, four-flushers and animated spittoons offering themselves as worthy of America’s highest office?” and surveys the full cast of presidential candidates including everyone you’ve already forgotten and everyone you wish you could forget. P.J. offers a brief history of how our insane process for picking who will run for president evolved, from the very first nominating convention (thanks, Anti-Masonic Party) through the reforms of the Progressive era (because there’s nothing that can’t be worsened by reform) to the present. He takes us through the debates and key primaries and analyzes everything from the campaign platforms (or lack thereof) to presidential style (“Trump’s appearance—indeed, Trump’s existence—is a little guy’s idea of living large. A private plane! A swell joint in Florida! Gold-plated toilet handles!”). And he rises from the depths of despair to come up with a better way to choose a president. Following his come-to-Satan moment with Hillary and the Beginning of End Times in November, P.J. reckons with a new age: “America is experiencing a change in the nature of leadership. We’re getting rid of our leaders. And we’re starting at the top.”
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Download and read online Dodsworth in PDF and EPUB The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis' Dodsworth is Samual 'Sam' Dodsworth, a successful automobile designer. Upon his early retirement, Dodsworth plans a long-awaited trip to Europe with his wife, popular but flighty socialite Fran Voelker. Fran, however, desperately wants to stay in Europe, joining the expatriate community there. As the two pursue their own separate adventures in Europe, their marriage becomes strained. Written in Lewis' signature satirical style, the book highlights the differences between American and European culture to great comic effect, while also describing the fascinating 'Lost Generation' of the 1920s expatriate scene.
Download and read online 1984 in PDF and EPUB 1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.
Download and read online Political Aftermath in PDF and EPUB This is a story of intrigue, treachery, murder, and gross incompetence It's fiction -of course - for now. Still, something like this could happen if we are not careful. Donald Trump through guile and luck (is it really luck?) is elected as the 45th President of The United States. Few realized on Inauguration Day that it was going to be the longest Presidency. Follow The Donald as he rules America with his over-sized ego, his "faultless" understanding of issues, his talent for negotiating with world leaders, and his ability to make those classic amazingly great deals he promised during his campaign. After all, The Donald wrote a best-seller on making great deals. Even the new Saudi King, Abdul has read it. This is an often dramatic, exciting, fast-moving tale filled with twists and surprises. There is even some humor - very dark humor. Remember, humor is defined by some as other people's tragedies. Fortunately, the "other people" in this case are fictional. Be careful, it could happen here. CHM ========= "A must read for political buffs.: " - Donald Andrews "Mr. Meyer weaves a very plausidble tale. Thank God it's fictional." - V. Pineda, Barcelona Literary Review "I couldn;t stop reading this fast moving political tale. -- Mike Holidy, Rolling Stonded
Download and read online The Time Machine and The Invisible Man in PDF and EPUB From the “father of science fiction,” H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. The former propels the reader into the distant future, where a decaying Earth is being gradually swallowed by the Sun and where two strange species--the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks--inhabit an eerie dystopia. The latter offers the mesmerizing account of a bitter young scientist who discovers the chemical secret of invisibility, uses it on himself, and embarks on a terrifying descent into crime, obsession, and insanity. Both horrifying and thought-provoking, these cautionary tales are combined into an elegantly designed clothbound edition that features an elastic closure and a new introduction.
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