lewis, sinclair

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A twentieth-century American author known for using his novels to criticize aspects of American life, such as small-town narrowness, insincere preachers, and the discouragement of scientific curiosity. His books include Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and Main Street. Lewis won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1930.

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