A Short History
Sinclair Lewis was born February 7, 1885. His place of birth was Sauk Centre, Minnesota. During the year of 1920, Sinclair published the book Main Street. The story centered around a girl in a droll marriage and her attempts to liven up her town. In 1922 Sinclair went on to publish the book Babbit. This book focused on the character George F. Babbit. This character was known for his lack of morals and his stupidity. Yet the character still remained well loved. His other books from the twenty's are as follows: Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929). In 1930 Sinclair was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Sinclair died January 10, 1951, due to a heart attack in a small clinic just outside of Rome, Italy.