3 edition of Elmer Gantry found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Sinclair Lewis.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||432|
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). 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).
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a /5(2K). Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster), a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by 94%.
In the end, the censorship efforts backfired. Within six weeks, Elmer Gantry had sold more than , copies. The would-be censors were left fuming, but they did not stop. Years later, groups like the Catholic Legion of Decency and the New England Watch and Ward Society still targeted “smutty” novels. A novel written by Sinclair Lewis and published in , Elmer Gantry was brought to the screen by director and writer Richard Brooks in The title role was played by Burt Lancaster, who won an Academy Award along with co-star Shirley Jones (who played Lulu Bains) and Brooks' screenplay. Jean Simmons also starred as Sharon Falconer.. Elmer Gantry was once a .
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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. Elmer Gantry book flat and one dimensional characters that inhibit Sinclair Lewis novels and especially the constant hammering of his message.4/5.
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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. Over the past few weeks, I've enjoyed Sinclair Lewis' novel 'Elmer Gantry' (as an audio book, beautifully read by Anthony Heald) and it took me a while to figure out why.
Published inthis is the story of a 'professional good man', a preacher and pastor in those first decades of the 20th century before the Great Depression/5(59). 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.
“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 Book Resume: Elmer Gantry is a novel that presents aspects of the religious activity of America in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the s public toward it. The novel's protagonist, the Reverend Dr.
Elmer Gantry, is initially attracted by booze and easy money (though he eventually. 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 4/5. 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. Elmer Gantry is a good example of how books and book markets change.
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This book reminded me of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men", which is about an equally ruthless and ambitious man, but Penn Warren was writing about a politician rather than a preacher.
"Elmer Gantry" is an excellent portrait of the unchecked rise of a glib sociopath to the position of moral leader of a nation despite his private hypocrisy. 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 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.
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).
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“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.
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(11).
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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 Based on: Elmer Gantry, novel, by Sinclair Lewis. 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. In the book’s beginning, the author wrote: Elmer assumed he was the center of the universe and that the rest of the system was valuable only as it afforded him help and pleasure.
(Loc ) I’m not sure that “getting religion” dissuaded the Reverend Dr. Gantry from that view.Get the best deals on Elmer Gantry In Antiquarian & Collectible Books when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on many items Elmer Gantry In Antiquarian & Collectible Books; Skip to page navigation.
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