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Reception[ edit ] Mark Schorer , then of the University of California, Berkeley , notes: "The forces of social good and enlightenment as presented in Elmer Gantry are not strong enough to offer any real resistance to the forces of social evil and banality.
On publication in , Elmer Gantry created a public furor.
The book was banned in Boston and other cities and denounced from pulpits across the United States. Evangelist Billy Sunday called Lewis " Satan 's cohort". Shortly after the publication of Elmer Gantry, H.
Wells published a widely syndicated newspaper article called "The New American People", in which he largely based his observations of American culture on Lewis' novels. Adaptations[ edit ] There have been five adaptations of the novel. A Broadway play by Patrick Kearney opened on 7 August at the Playhouse Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances.
The cast included Edward J. While managing to cover up certain sexual indiscretions, he is thrown out of the seminary before completing his BD because he is too drunk to turn up at a church where he is supposed to preach.
After several years as a travelling salesman of farm equipment, he becomes manager for Sharon Falconer, an itinerant evangelist. Gantry becomes her lover, but loses both her and his position when she is killed in a fire at her new tabernacle. After this catastrophe, he briefly acts as a " New Thought " evangelist, and eventually becomes a Methodist minister. He marries well and eventually obtains a large congregation in Lewis's fictional Midwestern city of Zenith.
During his career, Gantry contributes to the downfall, physical injury, and even death of key people around him, including a sincere minister, Frank Shallard, who is plagued by doubt. Especially ironic is the way he champions love, an emotion he seems incapable of, in his sermons, preaches against ambition, when he himself is so patently ambitious, and organizes crusades against mainly sexual immorality, when he has difficulty resisting sexual temptation himself.
Mark Schorer , then of the University of California, Berkeley , notes: On publication in , Elmer Gantry created a public furor.
The book was banned in Boston and other cities and denounced from pulpits across the United States. Evangelist Billy Sunday called Lewis " Satan 's cohort". Shortly after the publication of Elmer Gantry , H.
Wells published a widely syndicated newspaper article called "The New American People", in which he largely based his observations of American culture on Lewis' novels.
Elmer Gantry also appears as a minor character in two later, lesser-known Lewis novels: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During his last years Sinclair Lewis wandered extensively in Europe, and after his death in Rome in his ashes were returned to his birthplace. Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes.
Compra verificada. This book, written early in the 20th century and considered a classic, is still a relevant read today.
This may not move quickly enough for those who like a fast-paced novel, but the character portraits are painted quite deliberately and are satisfyingly complex. Although the book slowed down briefly just a few times, I enjoyed it.
The early part of the 20th century was full of evangelical activity.
Most of these people are already viewed by the public as hypocrites and frauds, especially so if they happen not to live in or near the more evangelical parts of the country i.
For those, these people will have their opinions confirmed, and as one reviewer noted, it by and large tells the story of the bad side, including very little of the good.
In fact, those few that struggle to follow their better impulses seem to suffer mentally tortured existences. Most readers rightfully, in my opinion tend to judge Elmer as the archetypal hypocrite and fraudster.
Those readers are of course judging him from a religious standpoint. Although he is a serial philanderer, and shows a tendency to become rude and inconsiderate to those women whose company he eventually tires of, most of his other behaviors put him squarely near the norms of male society of the time. In fact, although he was a heavy drinker and a smoker early on, he eventually took a vow to given them up, and stuck with it.
He occasionally feels genuine remorse for one action or another, even when not getting caught or suffering a bad consequence. I am not a literature professor, and much has already been written elsewhere about this classic that I cannot capably add to. Worth noting is that my edition of the novel included a worthwhile page Afterward by Mark Schorer of UC Berkeley, which was a good, accessible discussion of the novel and its main themes and points.
Among other things, it explains why the last third of the novel seems to be a bit more hastily constructed than the rest. Just finished the book. Couldn't hardly put it down reading it of course on my Kindle DX!! Indeed, Sinclair's novel is far more extensive, and sadly, in its treatment of Gantry's ambitious hypocrisy and use of religion to achieve his vain ambition, it could well be argued to be equally if not more applicable to the current situation in the U.