Main Street is a mercilessly realistic picture of 20th century America - its desires and whims, foibles, passions and hates. It stands as one of Sinclair Lewis'' greatest and most famous vels. Lewis was the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.'
Novelist, short story writer, and playwright Sinclair Lewis (1885 1951) was a native of Sauk Center, Wisconsin, and intimately acquainted with the small towns of the American heartland. In 1930 he became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.