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‘Eerily timeless’ 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel about rise of fascism in America is top-seller on Amazon

Readers who’ve exhausted their Fb feed as some kind of catharsis in the wake of this week’s presidential election outcomes are apparently turning to a longer-form coping mechanism.

The 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel “It Can’t Happen Here” — known as a “cautionary story about the fragility of democracy” — has taken excessive two best-seller spots in Amazon’s Basic American Literature part. (The Kindle version, at No. 2, is the rationale the guide occupies two spots.)

The guide, which was written in the course of the Nice Despair, “juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly life like rise of a president who turns into a dictator to save lots of the nation from welfare cheats, intercourse, crime, and a liberal press,” its description reads.

With 291 buyer critiques on Amazon, the guide is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by readers, and critiques posted in current days and weeks illustrate the connection individuals are making to Donald Trump’s ascendency.

“This guide simply received much more related at present! I’m certain the gross sales of this guide will sky rocket in the approaching years,” amazoncustomer111 wrote on Wednesday.

“A CLASSIC, nicely written situation that is pertinent once more. One ought to evaluation the classics periodically to know to not make the identical errors once more…,” H. LiMarzi stated in a 5-star evaluation posted on Sunday.

Project Gutenberg Australia has the guide at no cost on its website.  And a PDF version from Feedbooks is additionally on-line.

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