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It Can't Happen Here
Mass Market Paperbound - English

-The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump's authoritarian appeal.---Salon
It Can't Happen Here
is the only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.
Called -a message to thinking Americans- by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can't Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news.
With an Introduction by Michael Meyer
and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

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18.80cm x 10.67cm x 3.05cm
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18 and above
College Freshman to UP
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About Author

Lewis, Sinclair
Nobel Prize-winning writer Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) is best known for novels like Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith (for which he was awarded but declined the Pulitzer Prize), and Elmer Gantry. A writer from his youth, Lewis wrote for and edited the Yale Literary Magazine while a student, and started his literary career writing popular stories for magazines and selling plots to other writers like Jack London. Lewis's talent for description and creating unique characters won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930, making him the first American writer to win the prestigious award. Considered

Meyer, Michael
MICHAEL MEYER, (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) has taught introductory writing and literature courses for more than 30 years -- since 1981 at the University of Connecticut, and earlier at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of William and Mary. In addition to being an experience teacher, Meyer is a highly regarded literary scholar. His scholarly articles have appeared in distinguished journals such as American Literature, Studies in the American Renaissance, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. An internationally recognized authority on Henry David
Scharnhorst, Gary
Gary Scharnhorst is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico and editor of" Selected Letters of Bret Harte", also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.