Sinclair Lewis

  • American


Nobel prize-winning author, notables works included Babbitt and Main Street. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1885/02/07 Harry Sinclair Lewis is born in the village of Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Edwin J Lewis, a physician, and Emma Kermott Lewis. Born Sauk Centre Minnesota
1889/00/00 Sinclair Lewis moves with his parents to a newly built eight-room house directly across the street from his birthplace. Home Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Sauk Centre
1900/00/00 Across the street from the Palmer House Hotel, Dr Edwin J Lewis, father of Harry Sinclair, has his office above the drugstore. Probably at 300 Main St S, Sauk Centre, MN. Family Original Main Street Historic District Sauk Centre
1900/07/00 Harry Sinclair works behind the cigar counter at the Palmer House Hotel during a couple of summers. He later used it as the model for the "Minniemashie House" in his novel Main Street, set in a town modeled in turn on Sauk Centre. Work Main Street (book) Palmer House Hotel Sauk Centre
1912/00/00 Hike and the Aeroplane - published Author Hike and the Aeroplane
1914/00/00 Our Mr. Wrenn - published Author Our Mr Wrenn
1915/10/02 Selected by editor George Horace Lorimer from the magazine's "slush pile" of manuscripts, Sinclair Lewis's short story "Nature, Inc" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author Nature, Inc (Sinclair short story)
1917/00/00 The Innocents - published Author The Innocents
1917/00/00 The Job - published Author The Job
1918/00/00 "The Willow Walk" by Sinclair Lewis is locked up in 'The Best Short Stories of 1918', published in Boston by Small, Maynard and Co. Author The Willow Walk (short story)
1919/00/00 Free Air - published Author Free Air
1919/08/09 "The Enchanted Hour" by Sinclair Lewis is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Enchanted Hour (short story)
1920/00/00 Many of the incidents in "Main Street" come directly from Lewis' actual experiences: his mother's social club, the public restroom and the anti-fly campaign, amateur theatricals, revival meetings, which make the novel a whole scrapbook of his youth. Author Main Street (book) Original Main Street Historic District Sauk Centre
1920/10/23 Although already in stores, "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis is officially published. Lewis steps into Brentano's bookstore in Washington, DC, to see it for himself, but is disconcerted to find copies of "Free Air" still on display. Author Main Street (book)
1921/06/18 John L Heaton sends a note to The World's editor clarifying that the Novel jury did not recommend Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" for the Pulitzer, but had selected "Main Street" and that the Pulitzer board reversed their decision. Main Street Author Main Street (book) 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1921/06/18 John L Heaton sends a note to The World's editor clarifying that the Novel jury did not recommend Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" for the Pulitzer, but had selected "Main Street" and that the Pulitzer board reversed their decision. Main Street Author The Age of Innocence (book) 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1922/00/00 George Horace Lorimer, editor of The Saturday Evening Post write an unkind review of "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis will not be published in the Post for years to come. Author Babbitt
1922/00/00 Babbitt - published Author Babbitt
1925/00/00 Arrowsmith - published Author Arrowsmith (book)
1926/00/00 Mantrap - published Author Mantrap
1926/06/00 Starting in June, Lewis stays the summer at Big Pelican Lake. Annette Fawcett, wife of Billy, offers Lewis and the Birkheads a cottage located five miles away. Breezy Point employees are assigned to take Lewis home every evening, after he closes the bar. Visitor Wilford H Fawcett House Breezy Point
1927/03/00 Sinclair Lewis's "Elmer Gantry" is published by Harcourt Trade Publishers. Author Elmer Gantry (book)
1928/00/00 "The Man Who Knew Coolidge" is published. Author The Man Who Knew Coolidge
1929/00/00 Dodsworth - published Author Dodsworth (book)
1930/00/00 Dreiser's great first novel, Sister Carrie, ... which I read 25 years ago, came to housebound and airless America like a great free Western wind, and to our stuffy domesticity gave us the first fresh air since Mark Twain and Whitman. - SL, Nobel Lecture Fan Sister Carrie
1933/00/00 "Ann Vickers" is published Author Ann Vickers
1934/00/00 Work of Art - published Author Work of Art
1935/00/00 It Can't Happen Here - published Author It Can't Happen Here
1935/00/00 Jayhawker - published Author Jayhawker
1935/00/00 Selected Short Stories - published Author Selected Short Stories
1936/00/00 Little Bear Bongo - published Author Little Bear Bongo
1938/00/00 The Prodigal Parents - published Author The Prodigal Parents
1940/00/00 "Bethel Merriday" is published. Author Bethel Merriday
1943/00/00 "Gideon Planish" is published. Author Gideon Planish
1945/00/00 Cass Timberlane - published Author Cass Timberlane
1947/00/00 Kingsblood Royal - published Author Kingsblood Royal
1949/00/00 The God-Seeker - published Author The God-Seeker
1951/00/00 World So Wide - published Author World So Wide
1951/01/10 Sinclair Lewis dies in Rome, Italy, from advanced alcoholism. News of his passing is front page news His body will be cremated flown to his brother, Dr Claude Lewis, a surgeon in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Died
1951/01/18 After a funeral in the high school auditorium, Sinclair Lewis' remains are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. In Memoriam Sauk Centre Minnesota

30 Creative Works by Sinclair Lewis »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Hike and the Aeroplane Author Book 1912/00/00
Our Mr Wrenn Author Book 1914/00/00
Tennis As I Play It Author Book 1915/00/00
The Trail of the Hawk Author Book 1915/00/00
Nature, Inc (Sinclair short story) Author Short Story 1915/10/02
The Job Author Book 1917/00/00
The Innocents Author Book 1917/00/00
The Willow Walk (short story) Author Short Story 1918/00/00
Free Air Author Book 1919/00/00
The Enchanted Hour (short story) Author Short Story 1919/08/09
Main Street (book) Author Novel 1920/10/23
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Babbitt Author Book 1922/00/00
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Arrowsmith (book) Author Novel 1925/00/00
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  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Mantrap Author Book 1926/00/00
Elmer Gantry (book) Author Novel 1927/03/00
The Man Who Knew Coolidge Author Book 1928/00/00
Dodsworth (book) Author Novel 1929/00/00
Ann Vickers Author Book 1933/00/00
Work of Art Author Book 1934/00/00
It Can't Happen Here Author Book 1935/00/00
Jayhawker Author Book 1935/00/00
Selected Short Stories Author Short Story Collection 1935/00/00
Little Bear Bongo Author Short Story 1936/00/00
The Prodigal Parents Author Book 1938/00/00
Bethel Merriday Author Book 1940/00/00
Gideon Planish Author Book 1943/00/00
Cass Timberlane Author Book 1945/00/00
Kingsblood Royal Author Book 1947/00/00
The God-Seeker Author Book 1949/00/00
World So Wide Author Book 1951/00/00

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