Novel by Sinclair Lewis, published in 1929, was dramatized by Sidney Howard and the author (1934).
Samuel Dodsworth, automobile manufacturer of the Midwestern city of Zenith, retires to devote himself to cultural pursuits and a trip to Europe. During their time abroad he and Fran, to whom he has long been married, drift apart as she has affairs with sophisticated foreigners while he learns from an American widow a true appreciation of European culture.
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Sinclair Lewis (1885—1951) American novelist