It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

'An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs' Guardian

'Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States' New Yorker

A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis's chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, 'Professional Common Man', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can't believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241310663
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7990
Number of pages: 381
Weight: 280g
Height: 133mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 25mm