Arrowsmith (Cliffs Notes) by Sinclair Lewis

By Sinclair Lewis

The Pulitzer Prize profitable "Arrowsmith" (an award Lewis refused to just accept) recounts the tale of a physician who's compelled to renounce his alternate for purposes starting from public lack of know-how to the publicity-mindedness of an excellent beginning, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. creation via E.L.

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1962. Sheean, Vincent. Dorothy and Red (Lewis' marriage to Dorothy Thompson). Boston: Houghton Muffin Company, 1963. Smith, Harrison. From Main Street to Stockholm: Letters of Sinclair Lewis, 1919-1930. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952.

The West Indies, for all their exotic setting, are the scene of death and destruction, with plague-ridden rats peeking from beneath the cargoes being landed on the dock. Hunziker Pharmaceutical Company carries on illicit moneymaking on the side, though outwardly progressive and humanitarian. So pointed was Lewis' criticism that, like Dickens, he sometimes attracted public attention to existing evils. com Akin to satire is realism, a term in literary criticism marked by fidelity to actual facts of life, usually the seamy side, with little or no "dressing up" (romanticism).

CHAPTER XXXII Summary Dr. Gottlieb has already heard of the plague in St. Hubert, for Ross McGurk's worldwide means of transportation and communication keeps the Institute better informed than are the residents of Blackwater itself. It is rumored that Arrowsmith of McGurk may have something to eradicate the plague. Martin is summoned and asked if he will go to St. Hubert and experiment with the phage on half the patients and keep the others as controls. Martin agrees. Sondelius is to go along for publicity and to see that the Institute receives proper credit, though he is not to participate in the experimentation.

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