Penguin Classic’s Back Cover Blurb for Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 Novel It Can’t Happen Here

Cameraperson Steve Yedlin surfaced this on Twitter: "Penguin Classic’s back-cover blurb for Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here." I'll let this picture, speak for itself...

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  • Robert Fontenot says:

    Indeed. No better guide to the real world than works of fiction.

  • Kathy Shaidle says:

    Ah, yes: Fascism has been descending upon America for decades, without ever quite making landfall.

  • David Osborne says:

    Very deceptive. Definitely not a photo of a 1935 edition, original tweet and this article appear to be trying to suggest it is. Strange paper texture for a back cover-(they’re usually glossy), and no publisher’s logo or barcode to help authenticate. And now it’s all over the internet being shared thousands of times. Please be rigorous with your fact checking.

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