Cass Timberlane

Cass TimberlaneThis Novel Was Written Late In The Career Of Sinclair Lewis, It Explores Themes Of Love, Marriage, Heartache, Trust And Redemption In A Small Minnesota Town Many Of The Earliest Books, Particularly Those Dating Back To The 1900s And Before, Are Now Extremely Scarce And Increasingly Expensive We Are Republishing These Classic Works In Affordable, High Quality, Modern Editions, Using The Original Text And Artwork. This is one of Sinclair Lewis s lesser known works Published in 1945, it was made into a movie in 1947 starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner I found a first edition copy on my grandmothers bookshelf and decided to read it It was quite good with themes of
This may be Sinclair Lewis s most forgiving book It s a meditation on marriage, with Judge Cass Timberlane s passion for and pursuit of Jinny as its centerpiece Along with their courtship and marriage, Lewis presents mini portraits of other couples in
This book was written late in the career of Sinclair lewis.He had fun with it ,but it was not without serious undertones or piercing social commentary That said much of it highlights how what from a distance seems like banal self absorption is in fact the workings of a heart or mind searching for meaning.The book has a lot of froth to it , but also shadow and in spots it is deeply poignant.I adore the places where the author gives us word craft that is perfectly nuanced and moves like poetry with its work boots muscled and nimble that you forget how functional the words are.Mr.Lewis takes on the institution of marriage in this book with that odd mix of idealism and rank cynicism that is the hallmark of so much of his social commentary.The book has a good deal of humor in it and a lot of entertainment value Its a joy to read out loud with dialog that never stalls except in the most ingenious that words dangl
Cass Timberlane is a novel written by Sinclair Lewis in 1945 Almost everyone that reads the book loves the book Having said that I personally know noone who has read, will read or has ever even heard of the book But from reviews I ve read most people enjoy the book Except me of course If this had been the first Sinclair Lewis novel I read I probably would have stopped there I just didn t like it I have read hundreds of books and re read dozens of them I always finish a book, well almost always There were two I gave up on, Cass Timberlane was nearly the third I began the book with high hopes having enjoyed so many Sinclair Lewis books before, by page 20 I just wasn t enjoying the story but it often takes me awhile to get into a story so I kept going At the halfway point I really expected to be interested in the characters and their lives, I wasn t By page 300 I was just looking forward to it all ending Our main character is Cass Timberlane which you probably already figured out He is a judge in the fictional city Grand Republic, Minnesota Now you would think from reading the book that Cass is one of the oldest people in the town even though we are told on the first page that he was a young judge,
Center to most of Lewis writing is the institution of marriage Unlike the concept of marriage that may have been enforced upon us through our younger years, Lewis is unafraid to discuss the complexities of life with one another These complexities are not simply displayed through the various interactions between the lead character, Cass, and female counterparts, but also through vignettes of Midwes
Sinclair Lewis is to fiction writing what Cole Porter is to popular music smart, adept and witty Fortunately, both men rarely seemed to take their work so seriously that it threatened to take the fun out of their projects I m talking to you, James Joyce He created a character who I suspect lots of ordinary yet above average, strong yet vulnerable, in control yet sensitive men will relate to, though never admit That
Since I ve already seen the movie a LONG time ago , I pictured Spencer Tracy as Cass Timberlane, and Lana Turner as Jinny Marshland, even though neither one of them matched the descriptions in the book The story was fast paced, well written and often amusing, as w
I read this many years ago, high school I think, because it was not on my written list of books I ve kept since high school I ran across it again so wanted to add it to my list I think I did like it somewhat, but it was so long ago that I can t r
THIS IS A WARTIME BOOK is printed on the copyright page and followed with The text is complete and unabridged but every effort has been made to comply with the Government s request to conserve essential materials so, yes, a book that has survived several space remodels and inventory deaccesions but looks like it hasn t been scanned out, checked out since around the time you could tune your dial to I Love Lucy Odd, this relative neglect, for this Novel of Husbands and Wives grabs you, pulls you, invites you right on in a courtroom scene, with the Honorable Cass Timberlane, a bored young 41, young for a judge bachelor divorced drowsing dreamily through tedious testimony concerning an icy slice of injurious pavement until, well, she takes the stand She She is Jinny Virginia Jinny Marshland Then he s all there Then he s all ears Cass walks home through the streets of the fictional Grand Republic, Minnesota remember it was the age of walking home from work, i.e saving the essential materials for the Effort and for the moment writes o
Saw the end of a movie with the same title with Spencer Tracey and Lana Turner and decided to get the used book That s how I discovered Dodsworth, which is one of my favorites Going very slowly through the book because I have a lot going on now but I really like it Sinclair Lewis is one of a kind