"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
...Lewis, 1922 In 'Babbitt', Sinclair Lewis created a satirical masterpiece wherein one man and every minute element of his life provided a reflection of middle class American society in the 1920s. George is weak, discontented, hypocritical, materialistic, superficial and snobbish. At the same time, he is kind, loyal, affectionate, funny and sometimes sensitive. It is this huge array of character traits which make him, a middle-aged, middle-class businessman, such an appealing individual. His strengths and weaknesses are so universal they strike a chord in everyone.
Examples of these contradictory human traits abound throughout... 1. Character Sketch of George Babbitt, from 'Babbitt' by Sinclair Lewis, ...