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It Can't Happen Here

by Sinclair Lewis
Michael Meyer

eBook

7 of 9 copies available

"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.
Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer
and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 7, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780698152700
  • Release date: January 7, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780698152700
  • File size: 745 KB
  • Release date: January 7, 2014

7 of 9 copies available

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

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.
Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer
and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

Expand title description text