It Can't Happen Here: A Novel

It Can't Happen Here: A Novel


Lewis, Sinclair. Garden City: Sun Dial Press, 1935. Black cloth with blindstamped cover and gilt spine lettering. 8vo. 458pp. Top edge green. Some shelf wear to jacket, else near fine.

"What will happen when America has a dictator?"

First published the same year by Doubleday Doran & Company, and five years after he became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Lewis's dystopian novel imagines an America under the control of an elected fascist. How bad does it get? Read the book. Or literally any newspaper.

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