Books: Like Father

About the most conventional thing a Harvard undergraduate of literary tastes can do is to write a novel about a Harvard undergraduate. The case of Wells Lewis, Harvard '39, is complicated by the fact that his father Sinclair, Yale '07, also writes novels.

Wells Lewis is Sinclair Lewis' son by his first marriage—a grave, poised, sandy-haired young man of 21, studying history, absorbed in music, and certainly unlike the youthful monstrosities Sinclair Lewis satirized in The Prodigal Parents. Last year Son Wells began working on his novel in Harvard, continued it in...

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