A controversial classic securing Lewis' place as one of America's preeminent social commentators. In this story, George Babbitt values his material wealth and social status greater than that of his wife. Soon he comes to resent the middle-class trappings, he becomes determined to transcend his trivial existence and search for greater purpose. Babbit's quest for meaning forces us to confront the Babbitt in ourselves - and ponder what it truly means to be an American. Recommended for grade 11. Original copyright 1922. Reissue 2007, Bantam Classic Books. Dimensions: 4.125 x 6.875 inches. Soft cover. 434 pp. Mature content.