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Babbitt

By Sinclair Lewis,Sheba Blake
  • ISBN Code: : 1387277316
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 265
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Babbitt is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity. The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Lewis in 1930. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards". Lewis has been both criticized and congratulated for his unorthodox writing style in Babbitt. One reviewer said "There is no plot whatever... Babbitt simply grows two years older as the tale unfolds." Lewis presents a chronological series of scenes in the life of his title character. After introducing George F. Babbitt as a middle-aged man, "nimble in the calling of selling houses for more than people could afford to pay," Lewis presents a meticulously detailed description of Babbitt's morning routine.

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Babbitt & Main Street

By Sinclair Lewis
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026896599
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: babbitt-main-street.pdf

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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity. The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Lewis in 1930. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards". Main Street is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis, and published in 1920 and was nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 1921. It tells the story of Carol Milford, a woman of ambition and unconventional thinking, who is determined to change the Main Street into a better place.

Kneeknock Rise

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429955126
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 840
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From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep for the annual fair, he is entranced by the fable surrounding the misty peak of Kneeknock Rise: On stormy nights when the rain drives harsh and cold, an undiscovered creature raises its voice and moans. Nobody knows what it is—nobody has ever dared to try to find out and come back again. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find an answer to the mystery. Kneeknock Rise is a 1971 Newbery Honor Book.

The Health Guide

By E. Dwight Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874678239
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: the-health-guide.pdf

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The Health Guide: Aiming at a Higher Science of Life and the Life-Forces; Giving Nature's Simple and Beautiful Laws of Cure; The Science of Magnetic Manifulation, Bathing, Electricity, Food, Sleep, Exerciss, Marriage, and the Treat-ment for One Hundred Diseases: Thus Constituting a Home Doctor fas Supfrior to Drugs.

An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt

By Andrew Mead
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400863333
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: an-introduction-to-the-music-of-milton-babbitt.pdf

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In this celebration of Milton Babbitt's art, Andrew Mead explores the development of a central figure in contemporary American music. As a teacher and writer, Babbitt has influenced two generations of students, including such notable musicians as Stephen Sondheim and Donald Martino. He has helped establish the study of music theory as a serious academic pursuit, and his articles on Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and the twelve-tone system constitute a seminal body of research. But Babbitt is first and last a composer, whose works are, in Mead's words, "truly music to be heard." With Mead as a guide, we discover the strong emotional and expressive charge of Babbitt's music that is inextricably entwined with its structure. Babbitt is a twelve-tone composer, unabashedly so, and it is precisely his profound understanding of Arnold Schoenberg's epochal insight that gives Babbitt's music its special quality. By examining the underlying principles of twelve-tone composition, Mead allows us to appreciate Babbitt's music on its own terms, as a richly varied yet unified body of work. In achieving this purpose, he provides an excellent introduction to twelve-tone music in general. Without relying on professional jargon, he lucidly and succinctly explains Babbitt's complexities. A catalog of compositions, a discography, and a bibliography complete a book that will interest performers, music theorists, and music historians, as well as other readers who are enthusiastic or curious about contemporary musical works. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Search for Delicious

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429954945
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: the-search-for-delicious.pdf

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Gaylen, the King's messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided. Gaylen's quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc. The Search for Delicious is a 1969 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

The Something

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 142995518X
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 536
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Mylo...is afraid of an indefinable Something coming in through his window at night. Given some modeling clay by his concerned mother, he finally succeeds in making a statue of the Something...The clever, ironic story interprets common childhood fears of the dark in a way that should prove highly amusing to many small children."--Starred/Booklist

Tuck para siempre

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Book Code : 1250112664
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: tuck-para-siempre.pdf

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"Problemente el mejor trabajo de nuestro mejor novelista para niños." —Harper's "Un libro escribito bellamente y con respeto, que no se puede interrumpir ni olvidar." —Jean Stafford, The New Yorker "Condenada a—o bendecida con—vida eterna después de beber el agua de un manantial encantado, la familia Tuck deambula tratando de vivir lo mas inadvertida y cómodamente posible. Cuando Winnie Foster, una niña de diez años, descubre su secreto, los Tucks la llevan a su casa y le explican por qué vivir eternamente sin envejecer no es en realidad una bendición. Las cosas se complican cuando un extraño que ha seguido a Winnie quiere poner a la venta el agua del manatial por una fortuna." —School Library Journal, estrella "Raramente se encuentra un libro con prosa tan clara. Perfecto en estilo y estructura, es rico en imágenes y está salpicado con ligeros chasquidos de humor." —The Horn Book Un libro en Español Libro Notable de la ALA Spanish translation of the story of the Tuck family, doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring. The Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a starnger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. “Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor. The author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life. . . Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth.” —The Horn Book

JATAKA TALES

By Buddha
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1907256202
  • Total of Pages : 105
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh indicate that the birth-stories were widely known in the third century B.C. These Jataka Tales contain deep truths, and are calculated to impress lessons of great moral beauty. Tales like The Merchant of Seri, who gave up all that he had in exchange for a golden dish, embodies much the same idea as the New Testament's parable of the priceless pearl. The Tale of the Measures of Rice illustrates the importance of a true estimate of values. The Tale of the Banyan Deer, which offered its life to save a roe and her young, illustrates self-sacrifice of the noblest sort. The Tale of the Sandy Road is one of the finest in the collection. While some of the stories are based in Buddhist ideology, many are age-old fables, the flotsam and jetsam of folk-lore that have appeared under various guises throughout the centuries. At times they have been used merely as merry tales, and at other times they're used as literature, as by Chaucer, who unwittingly puts a Jataka story into the mouth of his Pardoner when he tells the tale of The Ryotoures Three. Captivate yourself with the charm of these 18 Jataka Tales. Let their quaint humour and gentle earnestness teach you the wholesome lessons of the Buddhist ideology, among them the duty of kindness to animals. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to raising funds for Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School in Mandalay, Myanmar

Jataka Tales

By Ellen C. Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146557316X
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Folklore
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Goody Hall

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429955157
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: goody-hall.pdf

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An out-of-work actor, Hercules Feltwright, stumbles into a job tutoring Willet Goody, the only child of a widow living in a large, lonely house. Willet quickly involves his tutor in the search to discover the truth about his father. The mystery unfolds with the discovery of hidden treasure, a gypsy séance, and the frightening exploration of the tomb of Midas Goody.

The Devil's Other Storybook

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429955454
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-other-storybook.pdf

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The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook.

Perfect Health - Accept No Substitutes

By Elwood Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Book Code : 1622337050
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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For the first time ever, the world's most respected names in the medical and scientific communities speak through trance-medium Elwood Babbitt addressing health and lifestyle issues critical to today's society. Dr. Wilhelm Reich, Einstein, Dr. Royal Rife, and Dr. Seymore Weiss, who previously worked through Edgar Cayce and other entities, offer their expert opinion on topics including AIDS, abortion, dieting, homosexuality, nutrition, religion and the purpose of life.

The God Within

By Elwood Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Book Code : 1622337034
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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 700
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A Handbook for Spiritual Growth In 1970 Charles Hapgood asked Elwood Babbitt, a full trance medium, to contact the Hindu deity, Vishnu. At that time he believed that Vishnu was one of the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, which corresponded in ancient philosophy to the earth's seasons of Spring, Summer and Fall. When this request was made of Elwood Babbitt's chief assistant in spirit, Dr. Frederick Fischer, Fischer said Hapgood was asking for the All-In-All. Hapgood found, on investigation, that the highest thought of India was indeed monotheistic, that Vishnu was accepted as the One, the Universal Spirit, of which Brahma and Siva were aspects. Fischer said that bringing in the total Force of the universe to express through the body of a medium had never been done before, but he thought it could be done, and he accomplished it, but not without mortal danger to the medium. Exposed to too great an energy Babbitt became very ill and for several weeks it seemed he was unlikely to survive. Fischer, however, managed to moderate the vibrational force so that the transmissions could continue. Hapgood interrogated Vishnu, attempting to cover as wide an area as possible to answer questions in the minds of people. Tape recordings were made and these will be available to the public in due course. After the recordings were transcribed Hapgood edited the texts to clarify any expressions that were confused owing to minor distortions of language because of distortions of the vibrations coming through Babbitt's brain. The result is a comprehensive and clear work, avoiding technicalities of philosophy or dogma, and concentrating on the problem of assisting all those who wish to devote themselves to the path of spiritual growth.

The Devil's Storybooks

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Book Code : 1466802200
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-storybooks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He's a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he's also a gifted storyteller. The Devil's antics are presented in these two collections of stories, The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook, together in one volume. They make for delightfully wicked reading and are accompanied by charming illustrations by Natalie Babbitt.

On Literature, Cultures, and Religion

By Irving Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 1412830095
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: on-literature-cultures-and-religion.pdf

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Irving Babbitt was a giant of American criticism. His writings from the 1890s to the 1930s helped advance American criticism and scholarship to international esteem. More than seventy years after his death his intellectual staying power remains undiminished. On Literature, Culture, and Religion is an ideal introduction to this seminal American thinker. Babbitt's opinions were uncompromising, and his vocal allies and opponents included almost every name in American literature and scholarship: T. S. Eliot, Edmund Wilson, Paul Elmer More, H. L. Mencken, and Sinclair Lewis. A founder of New Humanism, Babbitt was best known for his indictment of Romanticism and his insistence that the modern age had gone wrong. Babbitt argued for a renewal of humanistic values and standards--which he found best articulated in classical Greece, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The selections cover topics central to Babbitt: criticism, Romanti-cism, classical literature, French literature, education, democracy, and Buddhism. They typify Babbitt's method: recondite allusion, penetrating insight and analysis, impeccable scholarship, and unrelenting pursuit of the furthest ramification and the profoundest implication. The original annotation is retained. Brief introductions to the essays place them in the Babbitt canon. A major introductory essay by George A. Panichas surveys Babbitt's career and critical reception and summarizes the concepts that inform Babbitt's writing. Panichas raises again controversial issues that were not really resolved in Babbitt's time. The essay will challenge those long familiar with Babbitt and New Humanism and those newly introduced thereto. George A. Panichas is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review. He is the author of Adventure in Consciousness: The Meaning of D. H. Lawrence's Religious Quest, Dostoevsky's Spiritual Art: The Burden of Vision (available from Transaction), The Reverent Discipline: Essays in Literary Criticism and Culture, and The Courage of Judgment: Essays in Criticism, Culture, and Society.

Thinking In and About Music

By Zachary Bernstein
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190949252
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: thinking-in-and-about-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Milton Babbitt (1916-2011) was, at once, one of the century's foremost composers and a founder of American music theory. These two aspects of his creative life--"thinking in" and "thinking about" music, as he would put it--nourished each other. Theory and analysis inspired fresh compositional ideas, and compositional concerns focused theoretical and analytical inquiry. Accordingly, this book undertakes an excavation of the sources of his theorizing as a guide to analysis of his music. In Thinking In and About Music, author Zachary Bernstein shows how Babbitt's idiosyncratic synthesis of ideas from Heinrich Schenker, analytic philosophy, and cognitive science--at least as much as more obviously relevant predecessors such as Arnold Schoenberg--provide insight into his aesthetics and compositional technique. At the same time, a close look at his music reveals a host of concerns unaccounted for in his theories, some of which seem to directly contradict theoretical expectations. Bernstein argues, therefore, that new analytical models are needed to complement those suggested by Babbitt's theories. Departing from the serial logic of most previous work on the subject--and in an attempt to discuss Babbitt's music as it is actually heard rather than just deciphered--the book brings to bear theories of gesture and embodiment, rhetoric, text setting, and temporality. The result is a richly multi-faceted look at one of the twentieth century's most fascinating musical minds.

Dick Foote and the Shark

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1429954655
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with a more profound meaning embedded within them. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, but it is Tuck Everlasting which has insured Babbitt's place in the history of children's literature. Babbitt has written six more novels including The Eyes of the Amaryllis and Goody Hall—each one presenting her unique vision of an enchanted world. Her latest novel, Jack Plank Tells Tales, was published in Spring 2007. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three. When asked what she wants readers to remember about her books, she replied, "the questions without answers."

Character & Culture

By Booker T. Washington,Irving Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000676145
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: character-culture.pdf

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Character and Culture by Irving Babbitt is the latest volume in the Library of Conservative Thought. Babbitt was the leader of the twentieth-century intellectual and cultural movement called American Humanism or the New Humanism. More than half a century after his death his intellectual staying power remains undiminished. The qualities that marked Irving Babbitt as a thinker and cultural critic of the first rank are richly represented in Character and Culture. First published togetherin 1940 (under the misleading title Spanish Character), these essays span his scholarly career and cover a wide range of subjects. The diverse topics discussed here-aesthetics, ethics, religion, politics, literature-are illuminated by the same unifying vision of human existence that informs and structures all of Babbitt's writing. Babbitt never took up a subject out of idle curiosity. All of his books and articles grew out of a desire to address certain fundamental questions of life and letters. The essaysin this volume are as worthy of attention now as when they were originally written. Set in then- philosophical and historical context by Claes G. Ryn's new introduction, they are a good place to start for persons who wish to acquaint themselves not only with Babbitt's central ideas but with the scope of his mind and interests. Readers familiar with other books by Babbitt may recognize particular ideas and formulations but will also find much new material to ponder. Ryn's introduction provides a comprehensive look at Irving Babbitt's life, career, writings, and influence. He shows how Babbitt has survived and sustained often harsh criticism from representatives of dominant trends. Ryn describes his writing style as having "a kind of rugged American elegance." The substantial critical introduction also elucidates Babbitt's central ideas in relation to the volume. Character and Culture will be of interest to scholars of literature, philosophers, historians, theologians, and political theorists. The extensive index to all of Babbitt's books, including this one, increases the value of the volume.

Character and Culture

By Irving Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781412819398
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: character-and-culture.pdf

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Character and Culture by Irving Babbitt is the latest volume in the Library of Conservative Thought. Babbitt was the leader of the twentieth-century intellectual and cultural movement called American Humanism or the New Humanism. More than half a century after his death his intellectual staying power remains undiminished. The qualities that marked Irving Babbitt as a thinker and cultural critic of the first rank are richly represented in "Character and Culture. "First published togetherin 1940 (under the misleading title "Spanish Character), "these essays span his scholarly career and cover a wide range of subjects. The diverse topics discussed here--aesthetics, ethics, religion, politics, literature--are illuminated by the same unifying vision of human existence that informs and structures all of Babbitt's writing. Babbitt never took up a subject out of idle curiosity. All of his books and articles grew out of a desire to address certain fundamental questions of life and letters. The essaysin this volume are as worthy of attention now as when they were originally written. Set in then- philosophical and historical context by Claes G. Ryn's new introduction, they are a good place to start for persons who wish to acquaint themselves not only with Babbitt's central ideas but with the scope of his mind and interests. Readers familiar with other books by Babbitt may recognize particular ideas and formulations but will also find much new material to ponder. Ryn's introduction provides a comprehensive look at Irving Babbitt's life, career, writings, and influence. He shows how Babbitt has survived and sustained often harsh criticism from representatives of dominant trends. Ryn describes his writing style as having "a kind of rugged American elegance." The substantial critical introduction also elucidates Babbitt's central ideas in relation to the volume. "Character and Culture "will be of interest to scholars of literature, philosophers, historians, theologians, and political theorists. The extensive index to all of Babbitt's books, including this one, increases the value of the volume.

Study Guide to Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

By Intelligent Education
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  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 1645423956
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Study Aids
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  • Pdf File: study-guide-to-babbitt.pdf

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt, a novel that contributed to Lewis’ eventual Nobel Prize award. As a satirical novel of the roaring twenties, Babbitt addresses the “American Dream” as was idolized by the middle class in early 20th century America. Moreover, this satirical work points to the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the American middle class living in such a prosperous time, with an emphasis on security and conformity. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Lewis’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Nellie

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 142995549X
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 347
  • Pdf File: nellie.pdf

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Nellie, a cat marionette who loves to dance, finds adventure and freedom on a moonlit hilltop.

Babbitt

By Sinclair Lewis
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  • Publisher : Manesse Verlag
  • Book Code : 3641214769
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: babbitt.pdf

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«Packendes Porträt der Zwanzigerjahre voller legendärer Charaktere... eine überzeugende Satire auf die Konformität der amerikanischen Mittelschicht.» (The Guardian) Sinclair Lewis ist der Chronist der US-amerikanischen Mittelschicht. Den Zwang zu Konsum und Konformismus, die Pervertierung des Amerikanischen Traums hat niemand so prägnant und dabei so amüsant beschrieben wie der Nobelpreisträger. In seinem ereignislosen, durchschnittlichen Kleinstadtleben hat der Immobilienmakler George F. Babbitt sich bequem eingerichtet. Seine drei Kinder sind wohlgeraten, wenn sie auch meist nicht auf ihn hören; mit seiner Frau verbinden ihn liebgewonnene Gewohnheiten. Sein ganzes Streben ist auf gesellschaftliche Anerkennung und wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg gerichtet. Bis ihm eines Tages bewusst wird, dass er all dies so nie gewollt hat, und einen Ausbruchsversuch wagt. Mit feinem Spott, ironischem Witz und stets voller Sympathie für den charakterschwachen Protagonisten erzählt der Roman, wie Babbitt sein rebellisches Selbst wiederentdeckt.

A Study Guide for Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 141033547X
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Sinclair Lewis's "Babbitt," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Wings of Despair

By Elwood Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Book Code : 162233650X
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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Wings of Despair, the memories of World War 2 are recounted through the eyes of a gifted clairvoyant, Elwood Babbitt. The story, not only pulses with the excitement and turmoil of battle conditions, experienced by he and his platoon, but also delves into what Babbitt perceives through his spiritualist training, a deeper perspective of life he terms "spiritual oneness" which counterpoises the mortality of man, as seen through the eyes of common soldiers. Babbitt mixes the ridiculous with the sublime as we see how hometown boys, while narrowly escaping death one moment, to the next, being serenaded by "Armstrong" and his "mystical guitar", strumming the heartwarming tunes of the day, felt a longing for home and family. Babbitt explains how their senses were honed to a razor sharp alertness for combat readiness, at the same time, experiencing momentary surrendering of societal conditionings and established belief systems while attending the traditional ceremonies in the caves of the Kahunas of Hawaii and in the native villages of the Pacific Islands. Babbitt's war experience is put to use later in the 1960's and the 1970's when many young people, testing their values by living close to the land, come to seek guidance from Babbitt.

Herbert Rowbarge

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1429955406
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 407
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From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park that he created. Everyone in town knows Herbert Rowbarge as the wealthy creator of the Rowbarge Pleasure Dome, a fantastic amusement park. But his past is murky. Even his twin daughters believe that their father has led a lonely but prosperous life, inheriting his wealth from various deceased relatives. What the town doesn’t know is that Herbert was born a penniless orphan, sustained only by his desire to create something beautiful: An amusement park with a carousel featuring pairs of identical animals. Everything he’s achieved has been a product of that single-minded determination. What Herbert himself doesn’t know is that he is a twin. All he knows is that he has never felt complete. When he gazes into the mirror, he glimpses some lost part of himself. When he looks at his twin daughters, he feels a stab of something like jealousy. Told from the point of view of Herbert and his daughters, this is a family story about how people can long for a part of themselves that they never knew they lost. Natalie Babbitt is at her best in this stunning novel for adults. "Herbert Rowbarge has . . . an almost folktale-like tone and plot. Never mind that it contains its share of Buicks and bridge parties; it still possesses the hushed, concentrated, stripped quality of a legend. And like a legend, it draws us in. It’s spellbinding.” —Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review

Babbitt (巴比特)

By Sinclair Lewis
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  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 133
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Babbitt (Reader's Edition)

By Sinclair Lewis
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479441716
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Fiction
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Babbitt (1922), by Sinclair Lewis, is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity. The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Lewis in 1930.

The Moon Over High Street

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545393027
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The new novel by Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting Joe Casimir needed help with the choice he had to make. But how do you choose the person who will help you choose? Mr. Boulderwall, the millionaire, knew exactly what he wanted Joe to choose. And millionaires are experts at making choices. Well, aren't they? But Vinnie, the number-two man down at Sope Electric, didn't much approve of millionaires. He said to Joe, "Listen, kid, all of 'em act like they're the only ones with a ticket to the show!" But he didn't have any real advice to offer. Joe's Gran didn't either, as it turned out, and neither did Aunt Myra. The good advice was there, though. Right across the street. Just waiting right across the street. There are a lot of good things just waiting. You'll see.

Phoebe's Revolt

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1429954787
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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"Phoebe Euphemia Brandon Brown hated the bows, frills, ruffles, sashes, and curls that were the fashion in 1904...The story of Phoebe's one-woman revolution and its outcome is sure to strike a spark in other little girls with minds of their own."--Booklist

Artless Integrity

By Susan E. Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 0585379424
  • Total of Pages : 301
  • Category : Philosophy
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Susan Babbitt dissects a common moral perspective for judging importance which she calls 'moral imagination.' In order to explain ourselves, and to recognize in others, what we often already perceive intuitively to be right or good, we instinctively create a story as a framework. She argues that we intentionally create stories which appear artless or chaotic, something capable of imperfection. This allows the story-maker to eventually deviate if he or she chooses, without a loss of hope, even if that direction and goal may not yet be able to be fully articulated or defended.

The Eyes of the Amaryllis

By Natalie Babbitt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 9781429955171
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When the brig Amaryllis was swallowed in a hurricane, the captain and all the crew were swallowed, too. For thirty years the captain's widow, Geneva Reade, has waited, certain that her husband will send her a message from the bottom of the sea. But someone else is waiting, too, and watching her, a man called Seward. Into this haunted situation comes Jenny, the widow's granddaughter. The three of them, Gran, Jenny, and Seward, are drawn into a kind of deadly game with one another and with the sea, a game that only the sea knows how to win. The Eyes of the Amaryllis is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.