Critical Essays Setting

Sauk Center, Minnesota, where Sinclair Lewis grew up, is Gopher Prairie. The story begins in Minneapolis and shifts briefly to Washington, D.C. in the latter part of the book. Even then, however, Gopher Prairie and its inhabitants are always in the background. Hence regional unity is preserved.

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If someone studies assiduously, does it mean they're working really hard or really slowly?

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