Elmer Gantry is satire, not exposé

Handsome, aimless Elmer Gantry is sent by his mother to small Baptist college where he plays football, drinks, and chases women. By a fluke, he becomes the champion of the campus preacher boys and is sucked into becoming a Baptist preacher. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis Harcourt, Brace, 1927; 432 pp. #1 on the 1927 […]

1927’s bestselling novels slated for review

My journey leapfrogging through the bestselling novels of 1900 to 1969, reviewing sets of novels on the decade anniversary of their publication has reached 1927. Here is the list of the bestseller list of 90 years ago which I’ll be reviewing in April. Dates my reviews are scheduled to  appear here are in square brackets. […]