Main Street, published in 1920 by American author Sinclair Lewis, is a novel that satirizes small-town life in the United States. The story follows Carol Milford, a young woman who marries a doctor and moves to the fictional town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. Carol is initially excited about the move, but she soon becomes disillusioned with the town’s provincialism and lack of culture. Lewis explores themes of cultural clash, societal expectations, and the struggle for individuality in the face of conformity. Main Street was a big commercial success and established Lewis as a major American novelist.