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Sinclair Lewis

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In which state is Gopher Prairie located?

What is Will Kennicott's occupation?

What is Carol's occupation in St. Paul?

What is Carol's first impression of Gopher Prairie?

What is the Jolly Seventeen?

In which time period does novel take place?

What is Vida Serwin's occupation?

Which people become Carol's closest friends in Gopher Prairie?

What is Carol reaction to the countryside?

Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded what prize?

Which deceased family member does Carol often think about?

How do the townspeople react to Carol's reform efforts?

What is Bea Sorenson's occupation?

What is Erik Valborg's nickname?

Whom does Carol NOT admire or allow herself to fall in love with?

Why do the townspeople drive Fern Mullins out of town?

With whom does Will Kennicott begin an affair?

When Carol leaves Gopher Prairie, where does she move?

On whom did Lewis base the character of Will Kennicott?

On whom did Lewis base the character of Carol Kennicott?

Which historical event takes place during the second half of the novel?

What literary technique does Lewis use throughout the novel?

What was Sinclair Lewis's hometown?

To which author have many critics have compared Sinclair Lewis?

In which decade did Lewis write his greatest novels?

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