8 Its conception of a community ideal is not the grand manner, the noble aspiration, the fine aristocratic pride, but cheap labor for the kitchen and rapid increase in the price of land.
Main StreetBy Sinclair Lewis Get Context In CHAPTER XXII
9 Before that time, she knew, a hundred generations of Carols will aspire and go down in tragedy devoid of palls and solemn chanting, the humdrum inevitable tragedy of struggle against inertia.
Main StreetBy Sinclair Lewis Get Context In CHAPTER XXXIX
10 Vida had done her a service; had made all agonizing seem so fatuous that she ceased writhing and saw that her whole problem was simple as mutton: she was interested in Erik's aspiration; interest gave her a hesitating fondness for him; and the future would take care of the event.
Main StreetBy Sinclair Lewis Get Context In CHAPTER XXXI