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eBook Arrowsmith ePub

by Sinclair Lewis

  • ISBN: 1452849102
  • Category: Classics
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (May 3, 2010)
  • Pages: 314
  • ePub book: 1923 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1390 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 591

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Arrowsmith is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, first published in 1925. It won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize (which Lewis declined).

Arrowsmith is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, first published in 1925. Lewis was greatly assisted in its preparation by science writer Paul de Kruif, who received 25% of the royalties on sales, although Lewis was listed as the sole author. Arrowsmith is an early major novel dealing with the culture of science

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. the book follows the life of Martin Arrowsmith, a rather ordinary fellow who gets his first taste of medicine at 14 as an assistant to the drunken physician in his home town.

Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908

Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University in 1908. His college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the Helicon Home Colony, Upton Sinclair's socialist experiment in New Jersey. This was followed by the two novels considered by many to be his finest, Babbitt (1922) and Arrowsmith (1925), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but declined by Lewis. In 1930, following Elmer Gantry (1927) and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature.

Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis. Reading old Gray? That's right. Physician's library just three books: 'Gray's Anatomy' and Bible and Shakespeare. Chapter 1. The driver of the wagon swaying through forest and swamp of the Ohio wilderness was a ragged girl of fourteen. Martin was the son of J. J. Arrowsmith, who conducted the New York Clothing Bazaar. By sheer brass and obstinacy he had, at fourteen, become the unofficial, also decidedly unpaid, assistant to the Doc, and while the Doc was on a country call he took charge-though what. You may become great doctor.

As the son and grandson of physicians, Sinclair Lewis had a store of experiences and imparted knowledge to draw upon for Arrowsmith.

Read Books Ltd, 27 нояб This volume contains Sinclair Lewis's 1925 novel, "Martin Arrowsmith"

Read Books Ltd, 27 нояб. This volume contains Sinclair Lewis's 1925 novel, "Martin Arrowsmith". It tells the story of an aspiring scientist who goes from a small Midwest town to the highest levels of the scientific community. Masterfully written and utterly engaging, "Martin Arrowsmith" is recommended for the discerning reader, and is a must-have for collectors of Lewis's work. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but Sinclair refused to accept the award. Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Sinclair Lewis d. ate. te: 2004-04-02 d. citation: 1925 d. dentifier: RMSC, IIIT-H d. dentifier. origpath: 45 d. copyno: 1 d.

In Arrowsmith (1925), Lewis portrays the medical education and career of Martin Arrowsmith, a physician who finds .

The novel reaches its climax as its hero faces his greatest medical and moral challenges amid a deadly outbreak of plague on a Caribbean island. Both were born in Minnesota. Fitzgerald went to Princeton, Lewis to Yale. Both wrote their best books in the 1920s. Both drank, had women trouble, and turned bitter.

Lewis wrote this book in the early 1900's as a current outlook on the world of science in that. net/sinclair-lewis’analysis/.

Arrowsmith has been described as the first ever scientific novel. It is certainly one of the greatest. Written by Nobel prize winner Sinclair Lewis and scientist Paul de Kruif it both satirises medical practice and predicts the momentous changes that were beginning to occur. This new version of Lewis's masterpiece is brought to you by Penny Books.

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Skrimpak Skrimpak
Arrowsmith is possibly Sinclair Lewis's greatest accomplishment. That is no meager compliment; Lewis is one of the greatest of American twentieth century novelists. He was a contemporary of Upton Sinclair and Jack London. Like them, he was an unapologetic socialist. But, unlike Upton Sinclair, his socialism was cleanly understated. He wove his social conscience cleanly into the story line. Upton Sinclair preached it, beating the reader over the head with it.

In Arrowsmith, Lewis intricately details the path through life of a dedicated man of science, torn between pure science, healing, and money-making. Often, his choices are seemingly random, dictated mostly by chance. The writing is, as always, descriptive and compelling. As with almost all of his work, it is no easy, one-night's plaything. The characters are numerous, each with his or her's own substance and role. They come and go throughout his life, occupying distinct places in his journey. The plot is sometimes slow, but often with surprising, often cruel, twists of fate. Each can come as quite a jolt to the reader.

Lewis has a unique ear for dialogue; it is easy for the casual reader to miss the sarcasm and irony for which he is famous. But beneath the irony there is always his understated plea for the common man; decency and kindness are woven inextricably into the story.
Flathan Flathan
Bottomm Line First : Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith was something of a break through novel. It is considered the first novel to directly address science and medicine as a plot driver. It is also a character study but of a particular kind of person. Not just a scientist, or a medical practitioner, but a person with an avocation. Lewis allows us to mature with a very believable, flawed human as he acts as a common, everyman finding and facing his destiny. Martin Arrowsmith Is not an outsized hero. He is someone rather like us, but still not of us. Martin Arrowsmith is an everyman and the question is, is it in us, through him to be a hero? Arrowsmith is a recommended read for almost any audience. It can be irreverent toward religion, but there is a respect for the religious. There is no bad language and no violence. However this is perhaps too thoughtful for the young and the details of the plague can be unsettling. Do not let the medical vocabulary throw you off, Arrowsmith is something anyone can read and enjoy.

We meet Arrowsmith as a very young person, already fascinated by medicine. He is the friend of one of the local medical doctors, an otherwise broken drunkard who allows this young person to perform as a town medical man. More so than could happen in our time. Next we go with him to a remote and minimally established public college/medical school. Here his performance will vary based on the kinds of influence one could expect in a crowd of immature and unsophisticated college kids.

Among the things that make this extended introduction a superior example of writing is that the real theme is introduced and isolated in ways that will not be fully realized in any one place before the end. For example Arrowsmith spends a summer performing the hard physical labor of a lineman and enjoying this turn. That is, he is not to be criticized as too pampered to handle real work.

Arrowsmith is a modern version of Pilgrims Progress. Along the way he will find what may seem to the reader as paradise, only to have Lewis take us one step deeper where we may find we, the reader has accepted Vanity Fair over our hero’s real goal.
Ynonno Ynonno
I was motivated to read this book because Sinclair Lewis is regarded as one of the best American naturalist writers and this novel won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for literature. Arrowsmith is regarded unique because it is a novel centered around scientific research. I was expecting to be swept away by a novel that integrated scientific research with ethical issues. I was hoping to find admirable but flawed characters, struggling to keep their souls while working in a complicated world of scientific research.I thought I would watch a young man in a culture where people had to reconcile adherence to scientific integrity with the desire for results, fame, and money. I was hoping that this book would leave me with the feeling I got watching “October Sky” as a child, but instead it felt more like an episode of Lena Dunhum’s “Girls.”

The story begins when Martin Arrowsmith is a young man, about 18 years old, living in Elk Mills in the fictional midwestern US state of Winnimac. He goes to a decent state school and begins to study medicine. At school he works under the German scientist Dr Gottlieb, a scientist of passionate integrity in the field of Bacteriology. Arrowsmith is Gottlieb’s protégé and we see that there is an exciting future for the two of them to work together. Unfortunately, the two have a falling out that I did not really understand, and they part ways. I think the falling out had something to do with Arrowsmith’s immaturity, which bored me to the point where I didn’t bother to really understand it. I would have been more interested if it had to do with differing opinions on scientific processes or ethics. While this was going on, Arrowsmith had become “accidentally” engaged to two women at the same time. He can’t even make up his mind about who he wants to marry, so he invites the two women out to dinner- and let’s them decide! This is a good example of how haphazardly Arrowsmith lives his life. Martin Arrowsmith’s actions throughout the novel were sometimes motivated by passion for one thing or another, and he never established a hieraracy for what would be the most important. He was always motivated by the feelings of the moment. If he was pursuing one value and things got tough, he would abandon it for another value.

I only made it 62% of the way through the book before giving up. I was so disappointed about the sloppy way this young man lives his life. Oddly, I left the book when Martin was the exact same age as me- 32 years old. I would not recommend reading this novel. It isn’t fun to read and doesn’t leave you feeling inspired. The only reason I would read this novel is you have an intellectual career, and need to read this novel as a part of a required education.