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Published Reviews
  1. [+]
    Vicious Ignorance (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Saturday Review, March 12, 1927, p. 637
  2. The Book Table
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    Elmer Gantry (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Outlook, March 16, 1927, p. 343
  3. Fall Literary Review
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    The Monstrous Self-deception of Elmer Gantry (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The New Republic, October 31, 1955, pp. 13-15
  4. [+]
    The Preacher Fried in Oil (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The New Republic, March 16, 1927, p. 108
  5. [+]
    Mr. Babbitt's Spiritual Guide (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Nation, March 16, 1927, p. 291
  6. [+]
    Tearing Up "Elmer Gantry" (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Literary Digest, November 19, 1927, p. 29
  7. [+]
    Gantry, the Devil's Saint (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Forum, June 1927, p. 960
  8. [+]
    St. George and the Parson (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Saturday Review, March 12, 1927, p. 639
  9. The Library
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    Man of God: American Style (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The American Mercury, April 1927, pp. 506-507
  10. Culture & Books
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    Culture: The Good Book (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The American Prospect, March 2005, pp. 57-58
  11. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (Review)
    Sinclair Lewis and Blasphemy
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Bookman, April 1927, p. 216
  12. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (Review)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    The Bookman, April 1927, pp. 216-217
  13. Books and the Arts
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    The Sources of "Elmer Gantry" (2 Reviews)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    2. Standing Room Only by William L. Stidger
    The New Republic, August 8, 1960, pp. 17-18
  14. [+]
    The Roving Critic (4 Reviews)
    Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
    1. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    2. Anthony Comstock: Roundsman of the Lord by Heywood Broun and Margaret Leech
    3. Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence
    4. Across Arctic America by Knud Rasmussen
    The Century Magazine, May 1927, pp. 123-127
  15. [+]
    Notes of a Rapid Reader (10 Reviews)
    Black April, by Julia Peterkin
    1. Black April by Julia Peterkin
    2. The Old Countess by Anne Douglas Sedgwick (Mrs. Basil de Selincourt)
    3. Love Is Enough by Francis Brett Young
    4. The Rebellious Puritan by Lloyd R. Morris
    5. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    6. Main Street and Wall Street by William Z. Ripley
    7. Aethelwold: The King's Henchman by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    8. Pheasant Jungles by William Beebe
    9. The Copeland Reader by Charles Townsend Copeland
    10. Palmerston, 1784-1865 by Philip Guedalla
    The Saturday Review, April 16, 1927, p. 725
  16. [+]
    High Spots in Spring Books (29 Reviews)
    Tristram, by Edwin Arlington Robinson
    1. Tristram by Edwin Arlington Robinson
    2. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    3. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
    4. The Old Countess by Anne Douglas Sedgwick (Mrs. Basil de Selincourt)
    5. Marching On by James Boyd
    6. Mr. Fortune's Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    7. Black April by Julia Peterkin
    8. Shadows Waiting by Eleanor Carroll Chilton
    9. Young Men in Love by Michael Arlen
    10. Brother Saul by Donn Byrne
    11. The Triumph of Youth by Jacob Wassermann
    12. The Case of Bevan Yorke by W.B. Maxwell
    13. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton
    14. Decadence by Maksim Gorky
    15. The Return of Don Quixote by G.K. Chesterton
    16. Wilhelm Hohenzollern: The Last of the Kaisers by Emil Ludwig
    17. Anthony Trollope: A Commentary by Michael Sadleir
    18. Eleonora Duse by Arthur Symons
    19. The Road to the Temple by Susan Glaspell
    20. Disraeli by D.L. Murray
    21. Trumpets of Jubilee by Constance Mayfield Rourke
    22. Main Currents in American Thought by Vernon Louis Parrington
    23. The Rise of American Civilization by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
    24. Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence
    25. Orient Express by John Dos Passos
    26. First Crossing of the Polar Sea by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth
    27. Emerson and Others by Van Wyck Brooks
    28. A Call to Order by Jean Cocteau
    29. Hawkers and Walkers in Early America by Richardson Wright
    The Bookman, July 1927, pp. 554-560
  17. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (46 Reviews)
    Revelry, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    1. Revelry by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    2. While the Earth Shook by Claude Anet
    3. Young Men in Love by Michael Arlen
    4. The Immortal Marriage by Gertrude Atherton
    5. Dawn by Irving Bacheller
    6. Marching On by James Boyd
    7. Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
    8. A Good Woman by Louis Bromfield
    9. Brother Saul by Donn Byrne
    10. Rustle of Spring by Clare Cameron
    11. The Absolute at Large by Karel Capek
    12. When Is Always? by Coningsby Dawson
    13. Doomsday by Warwick Deeping
    14. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    15. But Yesterday--- by Maud Diver
    16. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
    17. Galahad by John Erskine
    18. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    19. Mother Knows Best by Edna Ferber
    20. Alma by Margaret Fuller
    21. Sun and Moon by Vincent H. Gowen
    22. Bold Bendigo by Paul Herring
    23. Confetti by Sophie Kerr
    24. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    25. The Talk of the Town by Lynn Montross and Lois Seyster
    26. Forever Free by Honore Willsie Morrow
    27. The Sea Gull by Kathleen Norris
    28. The Interloper by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    29. Tomorrow Morning by Anne Parrish
    30. Black April by Julia Peterkin
    31. The Son of the Grand Eunuch by Charles Pettit
    32. Spring Tides by R.E. Pinkerton
    33. The Magic Garden by Gene Stratton-Porter
    34. Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart
    35. Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag
    36. That Ridiculous Woman by Leonard Rossiter
    37. The Tavern Knight by Rafael Sabatini
    38. The Old Countess by Anne Douglas Sedgwick (Mrs. Basil de Selincourt)
    39. The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington
    40. High Winds by Arthur Train
    41. Typhon's Beard by John Vasseur
    42. "Aw Hell" by Clarke Venable
    43. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton
    44. The Eye in Attendance by Valentine Williams
    45. The Small Bachelor by P.G. Wodehouse
    46. The Malletts by E.H. Young
    The Bookman, August 1927, pp. 708-709
  18. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (94 Reviews)
    Revelry, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    1. Revelry by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    2. Ariane by Claude Anet
    3. The Unknown Path by Bertram Atkey
    4. Dawn by Irving Bacheller
    5. Pressure by Margaret Culkin Banning
    6. Uharna by Gerve Baronti
    7. The Smugglers' Cave by George A. Birmingham
    8. Marching On by James Boyd
    9. Morning, Noon and Night by Kenneth Phillips Britton
    10. Dear Old Templeton by Alice Brown
    11. The Delectable Mountains by M. Struthers Burt
    12. Brother Saul by Donn Byrne
    13. The Drums of Aulone by Robert W. Chambers
    14. When Is Always? by Coningsby Dawson
    15. Doomsday by Warwick Deeping
    16. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    17. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
    18. Chains by Theodore Dreiser
    19. Galahad by John Erskine
    20. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    21. Idle Hands by Janet A. Fairbank
    22. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    23. Harangue by Garet Garrett
    24. The Young Anarchy by Philip Gibbs
    25. The Lost Adventurer by Walter Gilkyson
    26. Under the Tonto Rim by Zane Grey
    27. Allan Quatermain and the Ice Gods by H. Rider Haggard
    28. Caste by Cosmo Hamilton
    29. Lead Me Into Temptation by Frank Heller
    30. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    31. Job's Niece by Grace Livingston Hill
    32. The Hurcotts by Muriel Hine
    33. Street of the Malcontents by Cyril Hume
    34. The Magic Formula, and Other Stories by L.P. Jacks
    35. Children of Divorce by Owen Johnson
    36. A Man of Little Faith by Reginald Wright Kauffman
    37. Ann Decides by Robert Keable
    38. Brackie, the Fool by Klabund
    39. Thr Three Taps by Ronald A. Knox
    40. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    41. Grist by Edwin Carlile Litsey
    42. Queen's Mate by Philip MacDonald
    43. Pilgrims by Ethel Mannin
    44. That Island by Archibald Marshall
    45. Unresting Year by Alice Massie
    46. Kit O'Brien by Edgar Lee Masters
    47. Bernard Quesnay by Andre Maurois
    48. Lions in the Way by Hughes Mearns
    49. Call of the House by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
    50. Burning Witches by Marie de Montalvo
    51. East India and Company by Paul Morand
    52. Pleased to Meet You by Christopher Morley
    53. Forever Free by Honore Willsie Morrow
    54. The Hard-Boiled Virgin by Frances Newman
    55. The Sea Gull by Kathleen Norris
    56. The Interloper by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    57. Tomorrow Morning by Anne Parrish
    58. Black April by Julia Peterkin
    59. Tomek the Sculptor by Adelaide Eden Phillpotts
    60. The Magic Garden by Gene Stratton-Porter
    61. Working Bullocks by Katharine Susannah Prichard
    62. Saint in Ivory by Lorine Pruette
    63. Jeremy Takes a Hand by Cornelia Kane Rathbone
    64. East Side, West Side by Felix Riesenberg
    65. Overtaken by Lawrence Rising
    66. The Sorrows of Elsie by Andre Savignon
    67. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
    68. The Old Countess by Anne Douglas Sedgwick (Mrs. Basil de Selincourt)
    69. Sack and Sugar by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
    70. Oil! by Upton Sinclair
    71. The Man They Couldn't Arrest by Austin J. Small
    72. A Virgin of Yesterday by Dorothy Speare
    73. Nocturne Militaire by Elliott White Springs
    74. Mattock by James Stevens
    75. The Crooked Stick by Pauline Stiles
    76. The Unquenchable Flame by Arthur J. Rees
    77. The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington
    78. Gray Dawn by Albert Payson Terhune
    79. Echo Answers by Elswyth Thane
    80. Red Pants, and Other Stories by John W. Thomason, Jr.
    81. Wild Money by Freeman Tilden
    82. One of These Days by Michael Trappes-Lomax
    83. The House of Sin by Allen Upward
    84. Bread and Fire by Charles Rumford Walker
    85. The Black Abbot by Edgar Wallace
    86. All at Sea by Carolyn Wells
    87. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton
    88. The Story of California by Stewart Edward White
    89. Sweetwater Range by William Patterson White
    90. The Painted City by Mary Badger Wilson
    91. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    92. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    93. The Young Stagers by Percival Christopher Wren
    94. The Mystery of the Ashes by Anthony Wynne
    The Bookman, July 1927, pp. 578-581
  19. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (99 Reviews)
    Georgian Stories, 1926,
    1. Georgian Stories, 1926
    2. Revelry by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    3. This Day's Madness by Adelaide Champneys
    4. Young Men in Love by Michael Arlen
    5. The Immortal Marriage by Gertrude Atherton
    6. The Empress Might-Have-Been by Octave Aubry
    7. The Baby Grand, and Other Stories by Stacy Aumonier
    8. Dawn by Irving Bacheller
    9. Daphne Adeane by Maurice Baring
    10. These Frantic Years by James Warner Bellah
    11. Honor Bound by Jack Bethea
    12. The Woman Who Stole Everything, and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
    13. Four O'Clock, and Other Stories by Mary Borden
    14. The Delectable Mountains by M. Struthers Burt
    15. The Behind Legs of the 'Orse, and Other Stories by Ellis Parker Butler
    16. Brother Saul by Donn Byrne
    17. Horizon by Robert Carse
    18. The Peat-Cutters by Alphonse de Chateaubriant
    19. The Return of Don Quixote by G.K. Chesterton
    20. The Mad Lover by Richard Edward Connell
    21. Shule Agra by Kathleen Coyle
    22. Sweepings by Lester Cohen
    23. The New Poor by Clarissa Fairchild Cushman
    24. When Is Always? by Coningsby Dawson
    25. Doomsday by Warwick Deeping
    26. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
    27. The Black Knight by Ethel M. Dell
    28. In Such a Night by Babette Deutsch
    29. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
    30. The Best Continental Short Stories of 1926 by Richard Eaton
    31. Galahad by John Erskine
    32. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
    33. The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Hanns Heinz Ewers
    34. Mother Knows Best by Edna Ferber
    35. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
    36. Love Lies Dreaming by C.S. Forester
    37. The Best Stories of Mary E. Wilkins by Mary Eleanor Wilkins
    38. Pretty Creatures by William A. Gerhardie
    39. The Young Anarchy by Philip Gibbs
    40. The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
    41. Decadence by Maksim Gorky
    42. Under the Tonto Rim by Zane Grey
    43. Man's World by Charlotte F. Haldane
    44. The Canal Boat Fracas by Louise Closser Hale
    45. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    46. The Restitution of the Bride, and Other Stories from the Chinese by E. Butts Howell
    47. Evelyn Grainger by George F. Hummel
    48. Children of Divorce by Owen Johnson
    49. Ann Decides by Robert Keable
    50. Red Love by Alexandra M. Kollontai
    51. Ulysse and the Sorcerers by Marius-Ary Leblond
    52. Painted Ponies by Alan LeMay
    53. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
    54. Roman Summer by Ludwig Lewisohn
    55. Stories Near and Far by William J. Locke
    56. We All Live Through It by Harold MacGrath
    57. Rogues and Vagabonds by Compton Mackenzie
    58. The Band Plays Dixie by Morris Markey
    59. Lord of Himself by Percy Marks
    60. The Lingering Faun by Mabel Wood Martin
    61. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
    62. The Case of Bevan Yorke by W.B. Maxwell
    63. Cockades by Meade Minnigerode
    64. The Bird of Fire by Maria Moravsky
    65. The Dark Fire by Elinor Mordaunt
    66. Forever Free by Honore Willsie Morrow
    67. The Spanish Farm Trilogy, 1914 to 1918 by R.H. Mottram
    68. Chevrons by Leonard H. Nason
    69. Three Lights from a Match by Leonard H. Nason
    70. The Hard-Boiled Virgin by Frances Newman
    71. The Sea Gull by Kathleen Norris
    72. The Interloper by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    73. Tomorrow Morning by Anne Parrish
    74. The Marriage Bed by Ernest Pascal
    75. Black April by Julia Peterkin
    76. Peacock House, and Other Mysteries by Eden Phillpotts
    77. The Magic Garden by Gene Stratton-Porter
    78. East Side, West Side by Felix Riesenberg
    79. The Somber Flame by Samuel Rogers
    80. Mother and Son by Romain Rolland
    81. Red Damask by Emanie N. Sachs
    82. A Free Soul by Adela Rogers St. Johns
    83. Migrations by Evelyn Scott
    84. The Allinghams by May Sinclair
    85. Intimate Acrobatics by Donald Stites Fairchild
    86. The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington
    87. High Winds by Arthur Train
    88. Starling by Christopher Ward
    89. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    90. Mr. Fortune's Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    91. The Triumph of Youth by Jacob Wassermann
    92. Philopena by Henry Kitchell Webster
    93. Back of Beyond by Stewart Edward White
    94. Immortal Longings by Ben Ames Williams
    95. The Ardent Flame by Frances Winwar
    96. Springboard by Robert Wolf
    97. The Eye of Lucifer by Frederic F. Van de Water
    98. Jonah and Co. by Dornford Yates
    99. The Crescent Moon by Francis Brett Young
    The Bookman, June 1927, pp. 461-464