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  • Title: Arrowsmith
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis E.L. Doctorow
  • ISBN: 9780451526915
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published in 1925, after three years of anticipation, the book follows the life of Martin Arrowsmith, a rather ordinary fellow who gets his first taste of medicine at 14 as an assistant to the drunken physician in his home town.It is Leora Tozer who makes Martin s life extraordinary With vitality and love, she urges him beyond the confines of the mundane to risOriginally published in 1925, after three years of anticipation, the book follows the life of Martin Arrowsmith, a rather ordinary fellow who gets his first taste of medicine at 14 as an assistant to the drunken physician in his home town.It is Leora Tozer who makes Martin s life extraordinary With vitality and love, she urges him beyond the confines of the mundane to risk answering his true calling as a scientist and researcher Not even her tragic death can extinguish her spirit or her impact on Martin s life.After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life.As the son and grandson of physicians, Sinclair Lewis had a store of experiences and imparted knowledge to draw upon for Arrowsmith.
    Arrowsmith Originally published in after three years of anticipation the book follows the life of Martin Arrowsmith a rather ordinary fellow who gets his first taste of medicine at as an assistant to

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    1. I feel like I should be given a reward for making it through this, one of the most boring novels I ve ever read Maybe a coupon for a free pair of shoes, or a fruit basket Every page was sheer torture No plot point, no character, no line of dialogue, was interesting Not one sentence glimmered or sparkled with the suggestion this writer is prizeworthy.When you consider two other American works published this same year that could have won the Pulitzer The Great Gatsby and An American Tragedy the mi [...]

    2. Sinclair Lewis refused to accept the Pulitzer Prize for this extraordinary novel, but don t refuse the opportunity to read it Lewis writes with devastating precision, creativity, and wicked humor, while skewering the abundant egotism, vanity, greed and self aggrandizement he finds in his fellow human beings This novel follows Dr Martin Arrowsmith from small Midwest town the setting of most of Lewis works in medic school through his career, during which he is constantly challenged to balance the [...]

    3. What a premise for a book A young man falls in love, not just with a young woman, but with a quest This is the passion that infuses Arrowsmith How the author was able to put blood into such an idea explains in part the Pulitzer prize.The other part that explains the award is that the book is a good read Covering the nearly 20 years during which a student and later researcher learns to embrace his life s calling, the plot never stalls The constant motion guides us along with Martin Arrowsmith as [...]

    4. I just finished this novel earlier today I was blown away In her book, The Art of Fiction, Ayn Rand refers to this work by Sinclair Lewis often She compares it to The Fountainhead a number of times, and rightly so Martin Arrowsmith is much like Howard Roark in many ways, though Roark had integrity Martin seemed so much human than Roark though There are times that all idealists fall short from their way of life Martin sells out a few time in this story, but it makes his character interesting T [...]

    5. First of all let me state, I preferred Main Street This was a disappointment even if it started out good I do like the clever lines filled with sardonic humor, but they wore thin after a while You must listen carefully or you may not catch the implied criticism The book is too long, and it is repetitive A message is delivered, but that message is said over and over again The central focus is upon those in the medical profession The author is stating that many are view spoiler interested in fame [...]

    6. When I read this book, it started my love for Sinclair Lewis He is, as far as I m concerned, the Charles Dickens of the US This book is about a young man who experiences disappointments and disillusionment in his life on his way to a career that he believes he wants.

    7. I can t quite put my finger on why I was so lukewarm on this Nothing was awful, but, frankly, I can t find anything to praise either I don t know how long Sinclair Lewis took to write it Martin Arrowsmith has several stages in his life, and the writing itself seems to change with it I don t think that was intentional, just, perhaps, that Lewis improved as he went along The prose never does get excellent, just that it improves.I have a couple of other quibbles In the earlier stages mid westerners [...]

    8. Free download available at Faded Page.This work is in the Canadian public domain, but may be under copyright in some countries If you live outside Canada, check your country s copyright laws IF THE BOOK IS UNDER COPYRIGHT IN YOUR COUNTRY, DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR REDISTRIBUTE THIS FILE.

    9. For me, this book was a major disappointment Love Sinclair Lewis, heck I named my dog Babbitt in honor of his book by the same name But Arrowsmith left me cold It won the Pulitzer Prize and for what reason I cannot tell I, personally, think it as for his body of work instead of this individual book.To me the book should have been titled, Arrowsmith A Good Life Wasted The book has one redeeming character, Arrowsmith s wife, Leora, who sticks with him through good and bad, and always is at home to [...]

    10. This author, in this novel, is to me a clear inheritor of Mark Twain s satirical bite and sheer funniness The prose is not an aesthetic rival for Gatsby or Absalom but it s not trying for arresting style it s trying for snappy directness and it glides along like Twain at his best, or Dickens in Pickwick I m stunned by some of the reviews here Lewis was clearly a sharp comedian and a relentless critic of American society as it was and basically still is , and in this novel is a rival for Babbitt [...]

    11. Arrowsmith poses the perennial problem perhaps that reaches back as far as the Greeks in terms of the sophists do we follow the noble path of our profession and engage it purely without chasing after fame and comfort, or do we compromise and embrace the commercialist perspective For love or money Unlike Lewis other books, with the exception of It Can t Happen Here , we have a heroic albeit stumbling, oscillating character Not endowed with the wisdom and certainty of position like Doremus Jessup, [...]

    12. I loved this book, because I just adore the main character, Martin Arrowsmith I was skeptical because of the length of this novel, but after reading this, I would not edit one word The life of this would be biochemist is tough, yet touching I enjoy Sinclair Lewis style and prose Great story Recommend

    13. It took me forever to finish this book, but of course, I experienced some of life s upheavals since starting it It was a fascinating study of a man struggling to devote his life to science, with his failures and his successes It was intellectually stimulating rather than emotionally engaging, although one event did cause me a great deal of sympathy for Dr Arrowsmith But I won t spoil it for anyone

    14. I can understand why this novel was so important at the time, for it brought out the conflicts between public and private healthcare, between discovery and commercial exploitation, and between researcher and healer.Arrowsmith, a product of rural mid west America, is the quintessential scientist, content to shun the pleasures and riches of the world and be sequestered in his laboratory unravelling the secrets of major epidemics Only the love of his life, Leora, who faithfully and tragically follo [...]

    15. In an interview recently, Abraham Verghese a prominent doctor writer cited Arrowsmith as one of the books that people often say inspired them to be physicians His personal inspiration was the novel Of Human Bondage When I first started Arrowsmith, it was hard to see how its satirical tone and waffling main character could possibly inspire anyone And in fact, Martin Arrowsmith doesn t end up being a physician, per se, at all His real passion is research science, and the overarching conflict of th [...]

    16. Sinclair Lewis s Arrowsmith was something of a break through novel It is considered the first novel to directly address science and medicine as a plot driver It is also a character study but of a particular kind of person Not just a scientist, or a medical practitioner, but a person with an avocation Lewis allows us to mature with a very believable, flawed human as he acts as a common, every man finding and facing his destiny Martin Arrowsmith Is not an out sized hero He is someone rather like u [...]

    17. I ve been meaning to review ARROWSMITH after my second reading, when I experienced it with a group here at GR In my opinion, this is one well put together realistic novel After the satires of MAIN STREET and BABBITT, Sinclair Lewis wrote ARROWSMITH 1925 , in part, to prove that he did not lack spiritual gifts It s also meticulously well researched, based in no small part on the fact that Lewis s father was a country doctor a plain gchokengtitik

      titikchokeng It s long and involved, but the stor [...]

    18. It will be removed from my shelves today to make room for others Still hoping to read other S Lewis works Still an attachment to him from where I grew upI am sorry to admit that this is one of the two books I have read by Lewis, especially so since I grew up about 30 miles from Sauk Centre Minnesota, where he was born and raised The other book by him that I ve read is It Can t Happen Here, which unfortunately seems plausibly prophetic as time goes on Perhaps I will have the opportunity to read [...]

    19. This is a broad, I mean really broad, satire of America Lewis must have been a disillusioned, even bitter, man, but the humor is priceless I read it for my Classics Book Group and am glad I did There are many issues worth discussing.

    20. The fictional life and growth of a doctor A lot of the details still apply, and I know many doctors with similar anecdotes A fine portrait of medical live in service to others.

    21. This is my first read of a Sinclair Lewis novel but it will not be the last It is seriously funny, sarcastic, smart and biting I like the way Lewis writes His protagonist was a bit of a joke he seemed to think of himself than anyone else thought of him even the reader And it made the book so good Following Arrowsmith as he moved many, many times in his pursuit of what he called science but what seemed to be about ego and acceptance was a really fun experience And, although Arrowsmith was const [...]

    22. Sinclair Lewis was a great observer of human nature Although Arrowsmith is less satirical than I remember Babbitt being, his two dimensional characterizations are penetrating they pull out the essential features of recognizable types Under his critical eye, the honest fare best, whether they are lazy, or obtusely passionate, or otherwise not entirely commendable And he doesn t collapse his protagonists into two dimensionality Martin Arrowsmith loves his wife Leora and neglects her to his work an [...]

    23. What a superb novel describing the life, passions and anxieties of a person striving to be a true scientist Not only does is provide insight into scientific discoveries in the pre antibiotic years of the early 20th century, it also provides a fascinating and colourful picture of life, family, love and emerging business at this time Each of the figures becomes alive Leora, Martin Arrowsmith s first wife and love of his life, is careless in her appearance but has the uncanny ability to accept peop [...]

    24. Lewis je pro m jedn m z objev posledn ch let, v podstat co jsem etl, to bylo dobr Arrowsmithovi d v m o hv zdi ku m , proto e 1 Babbitt je zkr tka je t lep , 2 t ma smrt c epidemie a souvisej c ch existenci ln ch ot zek zpracoval l pe Camus, 3 podle m kresl a p li zidealizovanou postavu v dce jako spasitele lidstva a dokonal prototyp lov ka, 4 popisuje zoufale stereotypn ensk postavy I tak se mi to ale fakt l bilo, zejm na prvn st v voje Smithe a jeho rozhodov n st et v n s realitou je asi i pro [...]

    25. I understand the awarding of the Pulitzer for this novel, and I also understand the difficulty the modern reader faces in reading it Language and literature from a hundred years ago are different from that of today Sinclair Lewis targets, however, are just as prevalent now as then It just requires concentration on the reader s part to stick with Martin Arrowsmith since Lewis had a co writer for the scientific sections I read it for a series of discussions about science in literature.

    26. I went into this novel optimistically, as Sinclair Lewis was the very first writer to ever win a Nobel Prize in literature, but I found it to be a bit disappointing I did have to read this 450 page book in less than a week for a seminar on the history of doctoring in the United States, which may have contributed to my lack of enthusiasm for it This is a dense book that outlines Martin Arrowsmith s work as a medical practitioner in the early 20th century in excruciating detail although I wasn t s [...]

    27. Sinclair Lewis has created Arrowsmith as a Journey from imperfection to perfection And he ends the story as though he has left the trail, parted with dear Dr Martin Arrowsmith and the rest of the community, but their journey would go on There is no glorious victory of the good over evil There is no hero who wins over the nin existent villain There s just Arrowsmith and Terry working on their quinine and perfecting their technique There s just all the others whose life simply moves forward no mat [...]

    28. I have so many books by Sinclair Lewis The first book of his that I read was Elmer Gantry I liked it Mr Lewis has a very different style of writing In his first novel he dwelled on the hypocrisy of the so called christian In this book, he looks at the medical profession and what motivates people Martin Arrowsmith, who starts of as a medical student symbolizes the opposite of commercial medicine He develops his views earlier on in his university days Most of his views are, however, in contrast wi [...]

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