Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry

Sinclair Lewis / Sep 24, 2019

Elmer Gantry When ELMER GANTRY was first published it so outraged the country that it provoked among other incidents a personal invitation to the author for his own lynching In it is as powerful and has s

  • Title: Elmer Gantry
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
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  • Page: 146
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  • When ELMER GANTRY was first published, it so outraged the country that it provoked, among other incidents, a personal invitation to the author for his own lynching.In 1958, it is as powerful and has shockingly truthful as when it was first written.

    Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis in that presents aspects of the religious activity of America in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the s public toward it The novel s protagonist, the Reverend Dr Elmer Gantry, is initially attracted by booze and easy money though he eventually renounces tobacco and alcohol and chasing women. Elmer Gantry film Elmer Gantry is a American drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis and stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones and Patti Page. Elmer Gantry was nominated for five Academy Awards in , including Best Elmer Gantry Rotten Tomatoes Elmer Gantry Burt Lancaster , a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by Sister Sharon Falconer Jean Elmer Gantry , la enciclopedia libre Elmer Gantry en Espaa, El fuego y la palabra en Chile, Ni bendito ni maldito es una pelcula estadounidense de dirigida por Richard Brooks y con Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones y Patti Page en los papeles principales. Est basada en la novela homnima de Sinclair Lewis, escrita en y publicada en , que cuenta la historia de un Elmer Gantry le charlatan Wikipdia Synopsis Le film a pour toile de fond le mouvement revivaliste amricain, trs actif aux tats Unis dans l entre deux guerres, dans un contexte de prohibition.Elmer Gantry est un reprsentant de commerce, bon vendeur mais dont les rsultats sont trs ingaux on le voit tantt avec une belle allure, tantt dans un tat proche du vagabondage. Overview for Burt Lancaster Watch Turner Classic Movies Fame came to Burt Lancaster with his first film role, as the doomed Swede in Universal s The Killers , but the former circus acrobat knew better than to leave his career in other hands. Elmer Name Meaning, What does Elmer mean What does Elmer mean E lmer as a boys name is pronounced EL mer.It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elmer is noble, famous Transferred use of the surname, from del mr.Used as a given name in America since the th century in honor of American Revolution activists Ebenezer and Jonathan Elmer Literary Sinclair Lewis s well known novel Elmer Gantry was about a Elmer Fudd Space Jam Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Elmer Fudd is one of the most famous Looney Tunes characters, and the de facto archenemy of Bugs Bunny He has one of the disputed origins in the Warner Sinclair Lewis Elmer Crossword clue Crossword Nexus Sinclair Lewis Elmer Find potential answers to this crossword clue at crosswordnexus elmer horse eBay Find great deals on eBay for elmer horse Shop with confidence.

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      • Sinclair Lewis

        Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930 for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women H.L Mencken wrote of him, If there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade is this red haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds.


    1. I am tempted to start preaching!My dear fellow Goodreaders! We have come together to celebrate this book, the revelation of eternal truth, showing the sins of man in his most hideous shape! Read! Recant! Redeem yourselves! Listen to the words of universal wisdom, and confess! Have you ever committed the sin of vanity? Is hypocrisy foreign to you? Do you feel secret joy when you succeed in manipulating people to act in your favour?I can't do it. I find myself recoiling in disgust even as I try co [...]

    2. Brothers and sisters! I say, brothers and sisters lend me your ear! I have read the words of Mr. Sinclair Lewis as set down in the good book Elmer Gantry in which this author of the early 20th century condemns organized religion, most notably the Baptist Church. His main character, a one Mr. Elmer Gantry, as the title suggests, is an most insincere and hypocritical preacher of the faith. Insincere and hypocritical! Yes sah, that is the crux, the very essence of the text. A text of greater length [...]

    3. Just before the 4th of July, I finished Elmer Gantry. It turned out to be one of the greatest novels I have ever read. Elmer Gantry, published in 1927, was so much more complex, so much more biting and chilling in its description of the worst parts of the American psyche, so much more timeless, than I ever imagined it would be. I expected a comic-book story and dated prose -- I got, instead, vivid characters and lines of text I found myself re-reading per their beautiful structure and perfect de [...]

    4. BkC 56Rating: 4.25* of fiveThe Publisher Says: Today universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be "invited" to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church - a saver of souls who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence - is also the record of a period, a reign of [...]

    5. Bigoted Bully in the Business of BeliefsFamous Gassy Preacher Sounds Call for ContributionsA timeless, albeit rather tame, tale of a bigoted bully (who seems close to insanity at times) abuses his power in the name of religion, serially succumbing to temptations of the flesh and the pitfalls of arrogant pride. I frankly expected a more powerful condemnation, but then recalled this novel is set in the early 1900s. It's shameful that the charlatans have only worsened in this country. And yet, it c [...]

    6. On the surface, this is a story of a bad guy, made all the more evil by his using the name of God to hoodwink people and lift himself up for public admiration. He is the living embodiment of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Unfortunately, this is not a book that can be read on the surface and be done with. Elmer Gantry isn't a cut-and-dried villain. On the contrary, it is his very humanness that makes his story equal parts repulsive and irresistible. We see in Gantry's hypocrisy our own inclination t [...]

    7. Sinclair Lewis' writing always sticks with me. Perhaps it is because he so wonderfully savaged American culture, laying out all its ills, prejudices, and hypocrisies as a feast for the reader. The characters he presented to us--Elmer Gantry, George Babbitt, Samuel Dodsworth, and Will Kennicott-- were bright smiling neighbors that revealed the grotesque in American values.Of these Elmer Gantry, the title character of Lewis' 11th novel, still rings the most true, if for no other reason than that t [...]

    8. I had expected that I would know the basics from having seen the movie but the book was completely different! Excellent satire about evangelical Christians, small town America & hypocrisy and the Anthony Heald narration was very good. Elmer Gantry is a hypocrite but he doesn't even seem to realize it (or only dimly)! So many aspects of Elmer reminded me of Donald Trump that at times it was hard to continue (and made me hate the ending (view spoiler)[ when despite having his hypocrisy reveale [...]

    9. Elmer Gantry is a womanizing troublemaker who manages to become a successful preacher despite his frequent questionable conduct, and often destroying the lives of those around him along the way. This is really a fantastic book and one that, although it was written 80 years ago, is still quite fresh and thought-provoking. It explores religion and the lives of those who deliver it to us in a way few authors would dare.

    10. This was amazing. I will definitely need to explore other books by Sinclair Lewis. Wow. This man could WRITE! I don't know much about Lewis, but he must have had some extensive exposure to the Christianity of his day. I found this very educational regarding the religious landscape of America during the turn of the century. Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists, Pentecostals, Catholics, Mormons, New Thoughters are represented here with all their foibles and idiosyncrasies. A fascinat [...]

    11. This send up of religious institutions was so devestating that many religious leaders called for Lewis to be stoned to death for writing it. His biting, insightful, and humorous look at religious hypocrisy is as pertinant today as it was when it was first written.The pure strength of Lewis's prose is refreshing after reading more recent authors. His control and understanding of syntax, grammar, and words maintains a strength and clarity of voice throughout the work. However, he does not sacrific [...]

    12. A truly delightful novel. Lewis takes obvious pleasure from poking fun at religion – and he takes on the various church denominations and destroys them with attacks from multiple positions. He exposes hypocrisy through Elmer Gantry – who supposedly is a protector of morality while enhancing his career by vapid publicity, name-calling and disdaining the women who fall in love with him. He also ignores his family while pursuing his goals.This book exposes the lust for power behind the evangeli [...]

    13. This classic is both opportune and evocative of an era. Helpful as I try to calm my fear of our current Gantry/Gekko president. Shyster sociopaths have been around forever and they are often very successful. Maybe we’ll survive this yooge success. The most powerful man on our planet. Wow. Shoulda stuck with real estate where he belongs.Lewis is a great observer and super witty. I would’ve loved to have him over for dinner. I cherish this book.Moving on to “It Can’t Happen Here.” Well [...]

    14. A wonderful look at the hypocrisy of a "religious" preacher, Elmer Gantry. This book reminds me of Mark Twain's famous quote:"Religion was invented when the first con-man met the first fool."

    15. 1929 Grosset and Dunlap hardcover, vintage. $4 at McKay, Nashville. Very happy to find this. No original paper dustjacket, alas. The cover art differs from the picture uploaded (see below for the actual cover art of this edition). The '29 Grosset has a church silhouette and a cool embossing on the lower right front. Elmer Gantry was made into a lively and impressive film in 1960 starring Burt Lancaster (in a hell-raising performance), and it was one of my dad's all-time favorite movies. As Lewis [...]

    16. If you've ever laughed at (or been disgusted by) the antics of televangelist charlatans like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart, Sinclair Lewis had their number 80 years ago. The fictional Elmer Gantry rises to prominence before the era of radio and TV evangalism, but his greed, self-serving political ambitions, and sexual indiscretions are just like those of his real-life counterparts.I actually listened to part of this audiobook while mistakenly thinking the author was Upton Sinclair. Duoh! How emb [...]

    17. I've read that this novel caused quite a furor when it was released, even being denounced by Billy Sunday. Well, I wouldn't know, I wasn't there, but it wouldn't surprise me as I remember when some Christians got very "excited" about the movie "The Last Temptation of Christ". All they accomplished in my opinion was drawing more attention to the movie than it would otherwise have garnered.As for Elmer Gantry, I am a Christian and this book does arguably, take a pretty dim view of some or possibly [...]

    18. I have never despised a literary character as much as Elmer Gantry, and that is exactly what Sinclair Lewis wanted.Elmer Gantry will rise up and give you that old time religion, even if he doesn't have it himself.Elmer Gantry will be at the head of the pack to find and condemn vice, and when he's not with the pack he'll still be out finding vice.Elmer Gantry will be a Baptist, an evangelical, a New Thoughter, a Methodist, and is wondering about those Episcopalians. Because he's heard their congr [...]

    19. This book, I think, was written to reflect the frustration a person might feel when listening to a sermon of epic proportion or perhaps a person proselytizing: weary. Lewis is condemning not only ministers (the people that are the vessels of God), but religion itself. He paints Gantry as a man that is uncertain of his belief in God, but confident of his ability as a charismatic speaker and so Gantry becomes an ordained Baptist minister. When that religion doesn't work out for him, he finds a hom [...]

    20. The character Elmer Gantry is righteous, strident, repetitive, hypocritical and a lot of other things none of which are complementary, and for me, that was the problem with the book. The flat and one dimensional characters that inhibit Sinclair Lewis novels and especially the constant hammering of his message. I read Babbitt a couple of weeks ago and I enjoyed it. My mistake was returning to Lewis too soon. Rather than a new novel this felt like the sequel. Like watching Woody Allen films, enter [...]

    21. One impression I got from this book is how similar the evangelist Gantry and his coherts are to the Taliban. The evangelists in Lewis' book would do exactly what the Taliban has done or are currently doing in the middle east, imposing their interpretation of god's rules upon everyone, believer or not. They both endorse morality police and have ambitions to rule the world as they see fit.

    22. I would have given this book a four star rating if I didn't abhor Elmer Gantry as much as I do. He is the master manipulator, the king of scum, the glib tongued devil who sees the world only as it can serve him. A little synopsis of the story: Elmer Gantry is a handsome rogue, a sports hero, son of a religious woman whose dreams for him consist totally of his becoming a man of the cloth. He delights in whiskey and women even as he attends theology classes. Unfortunately for everyone, especially [...]

    23. Less than ten pages into this novel, I was hooked. I honestly felt as though Sinclair Lewis was capable of time travel, transported himself forward in time so he could sit next to me during worship services at multiple churches, then transported himself back to the 1920s so he could write about it. Seriously, it feels as though little has changed in the world of American Evangelicalism. This movement still has its rising celebrities with more ambition than humility, and more demonstrated passion [...]

    24. Everytime I go to Church, I will always remember Elmer Gantry and try to investigate the legitimacy and beliefs of my spiritual leaders. It is very sad when the person you trust to guide you through life is a hypocrite who is there to take advantage of your ignorance. At times, as seen in the book, we go to church in order to appear and win the approval of a certain group of people. The rich and learned don't believe and mostly they find themselves asking and questioning the bible and the releva [...]

    25. It's been a long time since I saw the movie but the character always intrigued me. Burt Lancaster won the Academy Award for best actor and his performance was one of the best ever. Thus I wanted to hear the book. The movie only covers about the middle third of the story. There is a lot more in the novel. But as I remember it in the movie Elmer Gantry was kind of a mysterious character that was hard to figure out. He moved back and forth between seeming to be sincere and being blatantly hypocriti [...]

    26. Wow! This book paints an ugly face on a preacher who is trying to do the job without any real commitment to Christ or any real calling. It is set in the early part of the 20th Century and offers an interesting indictment on pioneering religion. I suppose Lewis intends to paint preachers with a rather black brush because he offers us no characters that are truly remarkable men of God. While the book could serve to anger those of us who are in ministry, perhaps it is a important look at how "human [...]

    27. The prose could be better and some chapters are a little long, but on the whole this book makes an interesting read. What is amazing to me is that this satire on evangelic fervor remains so timely. Elmer Gantry provides insight to the American culture that remains fresh even to this day. The 1920s are long gone and yet this book points out that some things have not changed, including the hypocrisy of the charismatic pulpit. Although a few people may find the writing to be a bit "old timey," the [...]

    28. Written in 1927, the picture he gives of fundamentalism is as accurate today as it was then. I know it's supposed to be satire, but I can think of specific people I've known who are very much like each of the characters represented. I did feel he got "preachy" in places against all Christianity, and I disagreed with him on that, but his picture of fundamentalism was spot-on.

    29. It never changesStunningly well crafted tale a must read! All too true and a warning to be vigilant. Read by all means!

    30. 7/12: I am coincidentally and serendipitously reading this while in the midst of watching Preacher. I would highly recommend this one-two punch to others (but only if you have the stomach to watch Preacher). These two stories are so different, yet share so much. Elmer helps me understand why Jesse puts on that collar, and Jesse adds a modern tint to the lens I am viewing Elmer through.8/3: I think everyone is very aware of the recent resurgence of The Handmaid's Tale, thanks to Hulu. (no, this i [...]

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