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Books with Contributions by Lewis

  /    /  Books with Contributions by Lewis

All the King’s Men / Robert Penn Warren — New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [c1946]
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

American Literature in Parody; a Collection of Parody, Satire and Literary Burlesque / edited by Robert P. Falk — New York : Twayne, [1955]
— Includes an excerpt from Babbitt.

An American Omnibus / with an introduction by Carl Van Doren — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, c1933.
— Includes Lewis’s short story “Ring Around a Rosy,” which first appeared in the June 6, 1931 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

American Points of View 1936 / edited by William H. Cordell and Kathryn C. Cordell — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1937.
— Includes “Rambling Thoughts on Literature as a Business,” an essay which first appeared in the Feb 1936 issue of the Yale Literary Magazine.

Angel Pavement; a Novel / by J.B. Priestley ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, [c1942]

Ariadne Spinning / Eleanor Green — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1941.
— With a dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

The Armchair Esquire / edited by Arnold Gingrich and L. Rust Hills — [1st English ed.] — London : Heinemann, 1959.
— Includes a book review by Lewis of Richard Wright’s Black Boy. The review first appeared in the June 1945 issue of Esquire.

Art and the Craftsman; the Best of the Yale Literary Magazine / edited by Joseph Harned and Neil Goodwin — New Haven : The Magazine, [c1961]
— Includes two early poems by Lewis: “The Third Estate” (1904); “Behind the Arras” (1905).

Authors at Work; an Address / delivered by Robert H. Taylor at … The Grolier Club … — New York : The Club, 1957.
— Includes facsimiles of Lewis’s Babbitt manuscripts.

The Baseball Reader / edited by Ralph Graber — New York : Barnes, [c1951]
— Includes an excerpt from Babbitt entitled “Babbitt becomes a Fan.”

Between Friends; Letters of James Branch Cabell and Others / edited by Padraic Colum and Margaret F. Cabell — New York : Harcourt, [c1962]
— Includes several letters from Lewis.

A Book of Prefaces / Van Wyck Brooks [et.al.] ; with a footnote by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Limited Editions Club, 1941.
— Lewis, in his “footnote,” discusses his boyhood reading in his father’s library.

Breaking into Print; Being a Compilation of Papers… / Elmer Adler — New York : Simon & Schuster, 1937.
— Includes a letter from Lewis to Adler on his technique: “I make innumerable notes by hand … It is frequently necessary for my secretary — Lou Florey, who is taking this dictation — to copy a page five or six times…” Also includes a contribution by Lewis which first appeared in the Feb. 1937 issue of the Colophon.

Candles in the Night : Jewish Tales by Gentile Authors / edited by Joseph L. Baron ; introduction by Carl Van Doren — Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, c1940.
— Includes an excerpt from Arrowsmith.

Chronicles of Barabbas 1884-1934… / George Henry Doran ; with candid portrait reviews by Sinclair Lewis [et.al.] — New York : Rinehart & Co., [c1952]

Dad / by Albert Payson Terhune — New York : W.J. Watt & Co., [c1914]
— Lewis was reputedly the author of chapters 21, 22 and 23.

The Days of the King / by Bruno Frank ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, [c1942]

Del Monte Cocktail Book; Recipes… / collected from all parts of the country by The National Association for Advancement of [the] Fine Art of Drinking — [2nd ed] — Del Monte, Calif. : Hotel Del Monte, … in the year that brought the end of the long drought, 1933.
— Includes a recipe for Lewis’s “Main Street punch”: “Drink two glasses — then try walking down Main Street!”

Sinclair Lewis’s Dodsworth / dramatized by Sidney Howard ; with comments by … Sinclair Lewis on the Art of Dramatization… –1st ed. — New York : Harcourt, [c1934]
— Inscribed to actress Beatrice Maude on tipped-in presentation leaf; signed by Lewis and Howard.

[Another copy]
— Inscribed “To Pat and Irene — so much love! / Sinclair Lewis.” Recipients unidentified.

[Another copy]
— Advance review copy from Harcourt.

[Another copy]
— Inscribed to actor Nolan Leary on tipped-in presentation leaf; signed by Lewis and Howard; also signed by Walter Huston.

Dynamite; the Story of Class Violence in America / by Louis Adamic — rev. ed. — New York : Viking, 1934.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

The Fall of Valor; a Novel / Charles Jackson — New York : Rinehart, 1946.
— Comment by Lewis on dust jacket about Jackson’s The Lost Weekend (1944)

Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing / edited by Arthur S. Hoffman
— Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, [c1923]
— Includes 12 responses by Lewis to a questionnaire circulated by Hoffman.

The Fortunes of Richard Mahony / by Henry Handel Richardson [pseud.] ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, [1941], c1931.

For whom the Bell Tolls / by Ernest Hemingway ; with an introduction by Sinclair Lewis — Princeton : Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club [by] Princeton University Press, 1942, c1940.

Four Days on the Webutuck River / by Charles E. Benton ; with an introduction by Sinclair Lewis — Amenia, N.Y. : privately printed at the Troutbeck Press, 1925. — (Troutbeck leaflets ; no. 6)

Giant Killer; a Novel / Elmer Davis ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, [1943], c1928.

The Golden Violet / by Joseph Shearing ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, [1943], c1941.

Good Housekeeping : Golden Anniversary Number : May 1935 — New York : International Magazine Co., 1935.
— Includes an essay entitled “This Golden Half-century.”

The Good Old Days; a History of American Morals and Manners as seen through the Sears, Roebuck Catalog… / by David L. Cohn ; with an introduction by Sinclair Lewis — New York : Simon & Schuster, 1940.

The Great American Parade — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1935.
— Includes “The Good Sport,” a short story written by Lewis in 1920.

Great Stories about Show Business / edited by Jerry D. Lewis — New York : Coward-McCann, [c1957]
— Includes “Let’s Play King,” which first appeared in Lewis’s Collected Short Stories (1935).

The History of Mr. Polly / by H.G. Wells ; with a foreword by Sinclair Lewis — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, 1941.

In New England Fields and Woods; with Sketches and Stories / Rowland E. Robinson ; … foreword by Sinclair Lewis — Rutland, Vermont : Charles E. Tuttle, [c1937]

Irvin Cobb, his Book : Friendly Tributes upon the Occasion of a Dinner … at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel… — [New York : s.n., 1915?]
— Includes “C-O-B-B,” a previously unpublished essay.

Jack London’s use of Sinclair Lewis Plots, Together with a Printing of Three of the Plots / by Franklin Walker — [San Marino, Calif. : Huntington Library], 1953.
— “In 1910 and 1911 Jack London … bought a number of plots from the unknown Sinclair Lewis.” The three plots printed here are entitled: “The House of Illusion”; “The Guilt of John Avery”; “The Common-sense Jail.”

Jayhawker, a Play in Three Acts / by Sinclair Lewis and Lloyd Lewis — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1935.
— Authored jointly by Lewis.

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Jayhawkwer , a Play in Three Acts / by Sinclair Lewis and Lloyd Lewis — [1st English ed. ] — London : Jonathan Cape, [1935]

Jurgen and the Censor; Report of the Emergency Committee organized to Protest against the Suppression of James Branch Cabell’s Jurgen — New York : privately printed for the Committee, 1920.
— Includes a letter from Lewis to the Committee.

Letters from Jack London; Containing an Unpublished Correspondence between London and Sinclair Lewis / edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard — New York : Odyssey Pr., 1965.

The Liberty Years, 1923-1950 : An Anthology / edited by Allen Churchill — Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1969.
— Includes “They Had Magic Then,” a short story which first appeared in the Sept. 6, 1941 issue of Liberty.

[Selections from Cosmopolitan] Literary Treasures of 1929 — New York : Hearst’s International, [c1929]
— Includes Lewis’s short story entitled “He had a Brother.”

Mama Maria’s / Ann Chidester — New York : Scribner’s, 1947.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

Many Lives — One Love / Fanny Butcher — New York : Harper, [1972]
— Includes excerpts from several of Lewis’s letters, one of which describes his life in Port Washington in 1914-1915: “I am (fairly) new-married and live in a suburb … all the people in that suburb feel shudderingly that I am a dread anarchist … age, thirty; format, a tall folio; hair, red; temper, bad …”

Minnesota Writes; a Collection of Autobiographical Stories… / edited by Carmen N. Richards and Genevieve R. Breen — Minneapolis : The Lund Pr., 1945.
— Includes a contribution by Lewis in which he writes: “But I wonder, unendingly, whether I might not have been a much better writer had I spent all my life … in my native Minnesota …”.

Modern American and British Short Stories / edited by Leonard Brown — New York : Harcourt, c1929.
— Includes an excerpt from The Man Who Knew Coolidge.

My Life and Times : Octave 5, 1915-1923 / Compton MacKenzie — London : Chatto & Windus, 1966.
— Reprints 3 of Lewis’s letters.

My Lifetime in Letters / Upton Sinclair — Columbia : U. of Missouri Pr., c1960.
— Reprints 10 of Lewis’s letters written between 1917 and 1926.

My Maiden Effort; Being the Personal Confessions of Well-known American Authors as to their Literary Beginnings / edited by Gelett Burgess — Garden City, N.Y. : published for the Authors’ League by Doubleday, Page & Co., 1921.
— Includes a contribution by Lewis.

The Nobel Prize Treasury / edited by Marshall McClintock — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1948.
— Includes an excerpt from The Man Who Knew Coolidge.

Nobody Starves; a Novel / by Catharine Brody — London ; New York : Longmans, Green, 1932.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

The Outward Room / Millen Brand — New York : Simon & Schuster, 1937.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

The Panorama of Modern Literature / contributors, William Beebe… [et.al] — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1935, [c1934]
— Includes Lewis’s “The Dollar Chasers,” a novella which first appeared in the Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 1931 issues of the Saturday Evening Post.

The Plastic Age; 1917-1930 / edited by Robert Sklar — New York : G. Braziller, [c1970]
— Includes “Main Street’s Been Paved,” an essay by Lewis which first appeared in the Sept. 10, 1924 issue of the Nation.

Les Prix Nobel en 1930 — Stockholm : Imprimerie Royale. P.A. Norstedt & Soner, 1931.
— Includes Lewis’s “Self-Portrait for the Nobel Foundation” and “The American Fear of Literature.”

Salute to Spring / Meridel Le Sueur — New York : International Publishers, [c1940]
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

Samples : A Book Containing Many Fine Pages from the Books to be Published by the Limited Editions Club in its Seventh Series / with a note on book collecting by Sinclair Lewis — [New York : The Limited Editions Club, 1935?]
— Made up of specimen pages from books to be published in 1935 and 1936.

Sinclair Lewis and Dick Mahony — [New York : The Press of the Readers Club, 1941]
— A promotional pamphlet issued prior to the publication of the 1941 Readers Club edition of Henry Handel Richardson’s The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Includes the text of Lewis’s preface to the edition.

Storm in the West / by Sinclair Lewis and Dore Schary — New York : Stein & Day, [c1963]
— Authored jointly by Lewis.

A Subtreasury of American Humor / E.B. White and Katharine S. White, editors — New York : Coward-McCann, [c1941]
— Includes an excerpt from Babbitt.

The Teacher’s Treasure Chest / edited by Leo Deuel — Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, Inc., [c1956]
— Includes “William Lyon Phelps,” an appreciation by Lewis of one of his Yale professors, which first appeared in the April 1, 1939 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

Temples and Towers; a Survey of the World’s Moral Outlook / compiled by George Vaughan — Boston : Meador Pub., 1941.
— Includes a contribution by Lewis, which reads in part: “I see no reason to be pessimistic about the world outlook …”

The Thing Called Love / culled from the world library by Henry W. Lanier — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928.
— Includes a brief contribution by Lewis, which begins, “He mooned at her feet …”

This is my Best / edited by Whit Burnett — New York : Dial Pr., 1942.
— Includes an excerpt from Babbitt.

This is the Year / Feike Feikema [Frederick Manfred] — Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1947.
— With a dust jacket blurb by Lewis: “… It is apparent that he may become one of the most important novelists in America.”

Thomas Hardy : Notes on his Life and Work — New York ; London : Harper & Brothers, [1925]
— Includes “Tributes from American and English writers,” by Booth Tarkington, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser et.al.

The Three Readers; an Omnibus of Novels, Stories, Essays and Poems / selected with comments by the editorial committee of the Readers Club [Clifton Fadiman, Carl Van Doren and Sinclair Lewis] — New York : The Press of the Readers Club, 1943.
— Jointly edited by Lewis; includes Lewis’s “The Death of Arrowsmith: An Auto-obituary,” a mock obituary of himself.

A Treasury of Satire / [edited by] Edgar Johnson — New York : Simon & Schuster, c1945.
— Includes an excerpt from Babbitt.

Upton Sinclair : Biographical and Critical Opinions — [Pasadena, Calif : s.n.], 1931.
— Includes comments by Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, H.L. Mencken, Bertrand Russell, Carl Van Doren and others.

Vermont Prose; a Miscellany / edited by Arthur W. Peach, [and] Harold G. Rugg — Brattleboro : Stephen Daye Pr., [c1931]
— Includes Lewis’s “Address before the Rutland Rotary Club,” from a speech given Sept. 3, 1929. Also includes the text of a letter to Rugg giving permission to reprint the speech, in which Lewis writes, “I find it very bad. It is another proof of the contention that professional writers should never speak publicly …”

The Way of a Transgressor / by Negley Farson — New York : Harcourt, 1936.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

Whistle Stop / Maritta M. Wolff — New York : Random House, [c1941]
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

Why Sinclair Lewis got the Nobel Prize; Address by Erik Axel Karlfeldt, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, at the Nobel Festival, December 10, 1930, and Address by Sinclair Lewis before the Swedish Academy, December 12, 1930 — New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1931]
— Lewis’s address is entitled “The American Fear of Literature.”

The Wide Net; and Other Stories / by Eudora Welty — New York : Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1943.
— Dust jacket blurb by Lewis.

Writers and Writing / Robert Van Gelder — New York : Scribner’s, 1946.
— Includes the text of an interview with Lewis, in which he discusses his acting career and his writing habits.

Writers at Work / by Louise Morgan — London : Chatto & Windus, 1931.
— In this interview, Lewis details his writing technique.

Yale Verse / compiled by Robert Moses and Carl H.P. Thurston — New Haven : Yale Publishing Association, 1909.
— Includes 7 poems written by Lewis as an undergraduate: “Behind the Arras”; “Exit Homo”; “Father Kileen”; “Odysseus at Ogygia”; “Puck, to Queen Mab”; “Saint Hubert”; “When Viziers Speak.” This was the first appearance of Lewis’s work in book form.