Elmer Gantry

  • by Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by Anthony Heald
  • 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church, yet lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence.The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Throughout the novel, Gantry encounters fellow religious hypocrites. Although often exposed as a fraud, Gantry is never fully discredited.Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.