Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith

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Penguin Putnam
With an afterword by E. L. Doctorow—the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man’s pursuit of intellectual freedom in the face of ignorance and corruption, from the author of Babbit

Arrowsmith,
the most widely read of Sinclair Lewis’s novels, is the incisive portrait of a man passionately devoted to science. As a bright, curious boy in a small Midwestern town, Martin Arrowsmith spends his free time in old Doc Vickerson’s office avidly devouring medical texts. Destined to become a physician and a researcher, he discovers that societal forces of ignorance, greed, and corruption can be as life-threatening as the plague. 

Part satire, part morality tale, Lewis’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel illuminates the mystery and power of science while giving enduring life to a singular American hero’s struggle for integrity and intellectual freedom in a small-minded world.

With an Introduction by Sally E. Parry 
and an Afterword by E. L. Doctorow

Baker & Taylor
Featuring a new introduction, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel recounts the story of a Midwestern physician who is forced to give up his profession due to the ignorance, corruption, and greed of society. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel recounts the story of a Midwestern physician who is forced to give up his profession due to the ignorance, corruption, and greed of society.

Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, 2008
ISBN: 9780451530868
0451530861
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEWIS...S
Characteristics: xii, 459 pages ; 18 cm

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hermlou Feb 14, 2012

Classic story of a physician who will not be compromised by money or fame. It was written many years ago, but its truths apply to modern times just as much as they did to the 1920s. Well written with touches of humor.

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