Elmer Gantry

[ gan-tree ]
/ ˈgæn tri /

noun

a novel (1927) by Sinclair Lewis.

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Culture definitions for elmer gantry

Elmer Gantry

(1927) A novel by Sinclair Lewis; the title character is a successful preacher in the Midwest. Lewis stresses the importance of insincerity and clever publicity in the rise of Gantry.

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