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...

Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. 

If you'd like to support Open Culture and our mission, please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us provide the best free cultural and educational materials.

Related Content:

Sinclair Lewis’ Chilling Play, It Can’t Happen Here: A Read-Through by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre

How to Recognize a Dystopia: Watch an Animated Introduction to Dystopian Fiction

George Orwell’s Final Warning: Don’t Let This Nightmare Situation Happen. It Depends on You!

Philosopher Richard Rorty Chillingly Predicts the Results of the 2016 Election … Back in 1998


by | Permalink | Comments (3) |

Support Open Culture

We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture's continued operation, please consider making a donation. We thank you!


Comments (3)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Quantcast