Carol Milford is a young, liberated woman from Saint Paul, Minnesota, who marries a small-town doctor named Will Kennicott. Persuaded to move to Gopher Prairie, her husband’s home-town, Carol is horrified to find herself living in an ugly, back-water community. A satiric depiction of Carol’s attempt to raise the inhabitants of Gopher Prairie to her own smug level, “Main Street” is one of Sinclair Lewis’s most significant works.

Empire Books 360 pages

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