Main Street is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis and published in 1920. The story takes place in Gopher Prairie, a fictional small town in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, where Sinclair Lewis was born.
Carol grew up in Mankato, Minnesota. She is the daughter of a judge but was orphaned in her teens. During her university studies, she reads a book on how to improve villages and discovers her passion for redesigning villages and towns. When she finishes his studies, she goes to a library school in Chicago and absorbs many different ideas and lifestyles. Despite becoming a librarian in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she doesn't find the job satisfying.
After that, Carol meets doctor Will Kennicott, whom she ends up marrying. Will has grown up in a small town and convinces Carol to live in his hometown. Carol accepts and begins to imagine how to improve this city, which is really ugly and very conservative. Such conservatism will make it very difficult to make changes, since the city leaders do not accept them and make fun of it.
She secludes herself with a group of people, alien to society in the city, but she doesn't live up to their expectations either...
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There are two insults which no human being will endure: The assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
If that woman is on the side of the angels, then I have no choice; I must be on the side of the devil.
Most troubles are unnecessary. We have Nature beaten; we can make her grow wheat; we can keep warm when she sends blizzards. So we raise the devil just for pleasure--wars, politics, race-hatreds, labor-disputes.