|Pub. Date:||1925 (original); 1998 (this version)|
|Started:||October 13, 2008|
|Finished:||October 17, 2008|
|Time to Read:||5 Days|
|Back Cover / Inside Flap:||"Arrowsmith, the most widely read of Sinclair Lewis's novels, is the dramatic portrayal of a man passionately devoted to science. As a bright, lonely boy in a small Midwestern town, Martin Arrowsmith spends his free time in old Doc Vickerson's office avidly devouring medical texts. Destined to become a physician and a researcher, he discovers that societal forces of ignorance, corruption, and greed can be life-threatening obstacles. But he perseveres in his pursuit of scientific truth - even in the face of personal tragedy.|
|Review:||Arrowsmith was my first read as I started my mini-Pulitzer reading challenge. Reading this novel required an adjustment in attitude - deconnecting from modern novels, full of sex, violence, cursing and technology, and reconnecting with a far simpler time where anything outside of the accepted was referred to by nuance instead of name.|
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