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Elmer Gantry (Signet Classics)

by Sinclair Lewis

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Published by Signet Classics .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7577006M
ISBN 100451522516
ISBN 109780451522511

Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster), a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean 94%. Elmer Gantry, novel by Sinclair Lewis, a satiric indictment of fundamentalist religion that caused an uproar upon its publication in The title character of Elmer Gantry starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a.

  Hypocrisy. Elmer Gantry examines this phenomen expertly. Wrap in Elmer Gantry is the arrogantly conniving ignorance that seems to be a prerequisite for certain members of the Christian community. Truly fascinating is that Lewis penned Gantry in the early twentieth century but it reflects largely upon our current -society.5/5(5).   50+ videos Play all Mix - Reflections on "Elmer Gantry" YouTube; Elmer Gantry-Welcome to the House of God! - Duration: nibelungenstar , views. Elmer.

Elmer Gantry begins in Elmer Gantry and his roommate, Jim Lefferts, have traveled from their college in Kansas to Cato, Missouri, to see their girlfriends. After dinner, the drunken Elmer picks a fight with a man who is heckling Eddie Fislinger, a fellow Terwillinger College .   Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t87h71c67 Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet .


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Elmer Gantry (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Infollowing Elmer Gantry () and Dodsworth (), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature.

This was the apogee of his literary career, and in the period from Ann Vickers () to the posthumously published World So Wide () Lewis wrote ten novels that /5(). The character Elmer Gantry is righteous, strident, repetitive, hypocritical and a lot of other things none of which are complementary, and for me, that was the problem with the book.

The flat and one dimensional characters that inhibit Sinclair Lewis novels and especially the constant hammering of his message.4/5.

"Elmer Gantry" is the third of what seems to me to be a second trilogy. The three novels are "Babbitt", "Arrowsmith", and "Elmer Gantry". Personally I liked all three of these, but the first, "Babbitt" the most.

This second trilogy of novels are all satires of various aspects of /5(60). Infollowing Elmer Gantry () and Dodsworth (), Sinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for distinction in world literature. This was the apogee of his literary career, and in the period from Ann Vickers Elmer Gantry book to the posthumously published World So Wide () Lewis wrote ten novels that /5(11).

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis.

Published inElmer Gantry is a classic fiction novel by Sinclair Lewis. Elmer Gantry has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since the works of Voltaire" Goodreads ****"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.

Free download or read online Elmer Gantry pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Sinclair Lewis. The book was published in multiple languages including French, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, classics story are. The book has been awarded with Audie Award for Literary Fiction 4/5. In our "Books Change" series, historians of religion consider books that have changed us or have themselves been changed.

In my copy of Elmer Gantry, one sentence is underlined six times: “He had, in fact, got everything from church and Sunday School, except, perhaps, any longing whatever for decency and kindness and reason.”. That sums up Sinclair Lewis’ satire of scandalous. Elmer Gantry, best known to classmates as Hell-cat, had, this autumn ofbeen football captain and led the best team Terwillinger College had known in ten years.

They had won the championship of the East-middle Kansas Conference, which consisted of ten denominational colleges, all of them with buildings and presidents and chapel services. Ina film version of Elmer Gantry was made, with Burt Lancaster, in the title role, winning an Oscar for best actor.

Summary (Literary Essentials: Christian Fiction and Nonfiction). Elmer Gantry, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth, was conceived by Sinclair Lewis in a best-selling novel and continues to. Elmer Gantry.

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If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access to. Elmer Gantry was banned in Boston on publication, and no doubt various school and library boards are still trying to ban it.

So much a product of its own historic moment, it turns out to be a book for our time as well, and probably for all times. “Elmer Gantry never knew who set him thirty dimes, wrapped in a tract about holiness, nor why. But he found the sentiments in the tract useful in his sermon, and the thirty dimes he spent for lovely photographs of burlesque ladies.” ― Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry.

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Elmer and Jim Lefferts retired to a table to nourish the long, rich, chocolate strains suitable to drunken melody.

Actually, they sang very well. Jim had a resolute tenor, and as to Elmer Gantry, even more than his bulk, his thick black hair, his venturesome black eyes, you remembered that arousing barytone. He was born to be a senator/5(2). “Elmer Gantry never knew who set him thirty dimes, wrapped in a tract about holiness, nor why.

But he found the sentiments in the tract useful in his sermon, and the thirty dimes he spent for lovely photographs of burlesque ladies.” ― Sinclair Lewis, quote from Elmer Gantry.

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Elmer Gantry Book by. In the end, the censorship efforts backfired. Within six weeks, Elmer Gantry had sold more thancopies. The would-be censors were left fuming, but they did not stop.

Years later, groups like the Catholic Legion of Decency and the New. Elmer Gantry is a American drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small-town America. Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis and stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones and Patti Page.

Elmer Gantry was nominated for five Academy Awards inincluding Best Based on: Elmer Gantry, novel, by Sinclair Lewis. Elmer Gantry is a fast-talking, hard-drinking traveling salesman who always has a risqué story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike.

He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire-and-damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Directed by Richard Brooks. With Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger. A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause/10(K).Elmer Gantry is a despicable little book with a horrid little point – that all Christians are hypocrites.

As an evangelist, I resent the depiction of the various characters in this book. They ring too close to home. As a Christian, I am embarrassed by the accuracy of how some of the characters in this book are depicted.