Books: Monster Crusader

ANN VICKERS—Sinclair Lewis—Double-day, Dor an ($1.50).

SINCLAIR LEWIS—Carl Van Doren and Harvey Taylor—Doubleday, Doran ($2).

Before Sinclair ("Red") Lewis made a name for himself as a satirist of U. S. civilization he was a romancer and writer of romantic verse of the also-ran variety. The unromantic world, which dampens many high enthusiasms, turned his to hate. Because he was a good hater and because he gave a name to two U. S. phenomena— Main Street and Babbitt—that were crying for a name, the public finally applauded him and prizes came his way....

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