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Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:12 AM

Penguin Classics Back Cover Blurb for Sinclair Lewis' Novel It Can't Happen Here- Sound Familiar?




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Reply Penguin Classics Back Cover Blurb for Sinclair Lewis' Novel It Can't Happen Here- Sound Familiar? (Original post)
octoberlib Jul 2018 OP
Doodley Jul 2018 #1
zanana1 Jul 2018 #2
octoberlib Jul 2018 #3
Louis1895 Jul 2018 #4
WePurrsevere Jul 2018 #5
octoberlib Jul 2018 #7
sl8 Jul 2018 #8
WePurrsevere Jul 2018 #10
bobbieinok Jul 2018 #6
pnwest Jul 2018 #9

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:21 AM

1. What a prediction

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:24 AM

2. Important post.

If only we paid more attention to history, we wouldn't be in this situation. I've never read It Can't Happen Here, but I'm buying it today. Thanks for the post.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:42 AM

3. I think it should be required reading in HS. I'd read some of Sinclair Lewis' books but didn't

read this until about 2 years ago.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:45 AM

4. I read this at the beginning of the last presidential campaign

I thought it was overblown but then Trump came along.

If I remember correctly, each chapter starts with a quote from the anti-hero's book - sort of an "Art of the Deal".

Eerie! Life imitating art.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:53 AM

5. The book can be read on Project Gutenberg for free. Link below if interested...

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 09:02 AM

7. Thanks for posting. Mine was a free download.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 09:06 AM

8. Note that legality of download may vary with user's country & copyright laws.

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http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/nonus?id=olbp32837
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However, this title most likely remains copyrighted under United States law, where works copyrighted in 1923 or later can remain under copyright for up to 95 years after publication. It may also be copyrighted in European Union countries and other countries where copyrights can last longer than 50 years past the author's death.
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More at link.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 10:33 AM

10. Good point. Thanks. It's addressed at the Gutenberg link but not...

at Goodreads.

I'm surprised it's not in public domain yet but had forgotten about the change in the law a few years back extending copyrights.

I've already ordered a used paper version. I love ebooks but still prefer paper.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 08:58 AM

6. Read this book in the 60s. Freaked me out. Unable to reread

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 09:52 AM

9. Hadn't heard of it - just bought it! The blurb

alone is enough to pique my interest. Could have been written yesterday!

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