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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.


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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

30 review for The Innocents: A Story For Lovers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jazzy Lemon

    This was quite funny in places.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Illiterate

    A couple prefers independence to old people’s home. Includes some fun satirical digs at arty bohemians, twee hipsters, and others.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Perry Whitford

    An elderly, modest New York couple, 'young-hearted old lovers, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby', decide on a whim to risk their life savings on opening a roadside cafe in seaside New England. It doesn't work out, but that's just the start of their misfortune. The Innocents (subtitled 'A Story of Lovers') features an unlikely romantic pair of sexagenarian Johnny Appleseeds in a sweet story awash with obvious pathos, artfully offset by the gently ironic air of the author, Sinclair Lewis. I had been meani An elderly, modest New York couple, 'young-hearted old lovers, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby', decide on a whim to risk their life savings on opening a roadside cafe in seaside New England. It doesn't work out, but that's just the start of their misfortune. The Innocents (subtitled 'A Story of Lovers') features an unlikely romantic pair of sexagenarian Johnny Appleseeds in a sweet story awash with obvious pathos, artfully offset by the gently ironic air of the author, Sinclair Lewis. I had been meaning to read something by America's first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature for some time and finally got round to it. I can tell this is a minor work, but the knowing narration still feels streets ahead of most novels from the time. Mostly Lewis just tells the story, but it's clear he's having fun with it to, which he occasionally underlines: 'Most people do not know why they do things—not even you and I invariably know, though of course we are superior to the unresponsive masses.' I will certainly make sure I read one of his more ambitious novels before too long (Babbitt? Elmer Gantry?). I liked the sly yet never malicious tone of humor. Here's an example: 'When Miss Mitchin resolved to come to Grimsby Center her group of writers, who had protected themselves against the rude, crude world of business men and lawyers by living together in Chelsea Village, were left defenseless. They were in danger of becoming human. So they all followed Miss Mitchin to Grimsby, and contentedly went on writing about one another.'

  4. 4 out of 5

    Scott Pakudaitis

    Sinclair Lewis is prescient in this book, correctly describing a tea shop with mismatched furniture and dishes like so many modern coffeeshops today. Plus he used the term "hobohemian" to describe a group of artiste poseurs a/k/a hipsters of the early 20th century. Lewis' writing consistently impresses me. Sinclair Lewis is prescient in this book, correctly describing a tea shop with mismatched furniture and dishes like so many modern coffeeshops today. Plus he used the term "hobohemian" to describe a group of artiste poseurs a/k/a hipsters of the early 20th century. Lewis' writing consistently impresses me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ric

    A novel from 1917... 100 years old - right. Yet it still pulls the heart strings and has many themes directly applicable to today. An older couple - 'Father and Mother' - decide to have a go at autocratic private enterprise... they open a Tea House at Cape Cod. Father leaves his incredibly boring (but secure) New York job as a shoe salesman for this dash to freedom an financial security. Well, it all goes bust. They are ruined and in 1917 there is no social security to fall back on... no old age A novel from 1917... 100 years old - right. Yet it still pulls the heart strings and has many themes directly applicable to today. An older couple - 'Father and Mother' - decide to have a go at autocratic private enterprise... they open a Tea House at Cape Cod. Father leaves his incredibly boring (but secure) New York job as a shoe salesman for this dash to freedom an financial security. Well, it all goes bust. They are ruined and in 1917 there is no social security to fall back on... no old age pension. Their meddling daughter involves herself and removes any trace independence they had lefty - she even talks of 'Nursing Homes' - so they escape. Their adventures go on from their as the "Appleby pedestrians". Scenes involve Ho-Bo's and the dregs of life, but their spirit survives all. I won't tell all the story, but it left me heart warm. I love finding a gem in the rough, but I suppose I should have expected it with the author being Sinclair Lewis. I admit my Australian education said nothing of the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Innocents is considered one of his minor works, If this is true, I look forward to his more renown efforts such as Main Street and Babbitt. Great read...

  6. 4 out of 5

    bup

    I wish Sinclair Lewis had written The Grapes of Wrath. The Joads would have found work with a guy who owned a carnival or something, who was passing through California's orchard country just at the right time. Who doesn't like a cheerful ending? I wish Sinclair Lewis had written The Grapes of Wrath. The Joads would have found work with a guy who owned a carnival or something, who was passing through California's orchard country just at the right time. Who doesn't like a cheerful ending?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    Ahhh, what a satisfactory story! It takes you through all levels of financial stability, but the love and care that the couple have for each other is constant. I loved it!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ward Hammond

    What a nice little story of two lovers. Reminds me of my wife and me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Rasche

    I love Sinclair Lewis in general, but I just did not enjoy this one very much. The main characters seemed a little too angelic.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Crysta

    One of Lewis' lesser known works (and a freebie for Kindle), I enjoyed this novella. The story is a bit uneven in places, but the sentiments are real. It's not earth-shattering but it's pleasant and comfortable - a good story. One of Lewis' lesser known works (and a freebie for Kindle), I enjoyed this novella. The story is a bit uneven in places, but the sentiments are real. It's not earth-shattering but it's pleasant and comfortable - a good story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This is a delightful little story. It's easy to root for the Applebys as they move from cogs in a wheel to hobos to pillars of the community. Their daughter Lulu and her husband can jump off a cliff as far as I'm concerned. This is a delightful little story. It's easy to root for the Applebys as they move from cogs in a wheel to hobos to pillars of the community. Their daughter Lulu and her husband can jump off a cliff as far as I'm concerned.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Who else would come up with "hobohemian" and "orgy of cribbage"? As usual with Lewis, I loved the language but was disapointed with the quaint happy ending. Who else would come up with "hobohemian" and "orgy of cribbage"? As usual with Lewis, I loved the language but was disapointed with the quaint happy ending.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cody

    Typical Lewis themes without speeches.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Terry Young

  15. 5 out of 5

    Vetz

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chris Steffen

  17. 5 out of 5

    kekabot

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sophia07003

  19. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Roberg

  20. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Lehmann

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  22. 5 out of 5

    Robbie

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jim Boyd

  24. 4 out of 5

    David Xavier

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andreja Gluhak

  26. 5 out of 5

    Day O'Dea

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  28. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Andrus

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alex Frame

  30. 4 out of 5

    Steve Mortimer

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