Elmer Gantry (Paperback)

Special Edition

By Sinclair Lewis

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781718673007, 812pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2005)
Mass Market (12/4/2007)
Mass Market Paperback (2/1/1967)
Paperback (5/15/2014)
Compact Disc (1/1/2006)
Paperback, French (1/23/2015)
Audio Cassette (2/1/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2009)
MP3 CD (1/1/2006)
Compact Disc (1/1/2006)

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Description

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. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.