The Short Stories Of Sinclair Lewis (1909-1949)

Author: Rogal, Samuel
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between August 1923 and April 1931.


“These volumes mark the first effort to collect the full range of short stories written by Sinclair Lewis (b. 7 February 1885 - d. 10 January 1951). The so-called ‘range,’ a period covering four and one-half decades, begins with three pieces published in the Yale Courant in 1904 ... proceeds throughout the World War I years ... continues throughout he eve of the Great Depression ... and comes to a quiet, non-dramatic rest upon the piece in Holiday in May 1949. The purpose behind and the focus of this collection has gone forward on the simple notion on the part of the compiler that one ought to have the opportunity to observe the progress and development of a writer from the morning to the dark night of his or her literary career.” - Samuel Rogal (from the Introduction)

Table of Contents

The Hack Driver
Main Street’s Been Paved
Be Brisk with Babbitt
He Had a Brother
There Was a Prince
Elizabeth, Kitty and Jane
Dear Editor
What a Man!
Keep Out of the Kitchen
A Letter from the Queen
Noble Experiment
Go East, Young Man
Let’s Play King