Sinclair Lewis

Arrowsmith, by Sinclair Lewis - click to see full size image

Available to download for free in PDF, epub, and Kindle (mobi and AZW3) ebook formats. Or read online.
Skip straight to downloads.


Arrowsmith is a book by American author Sinclair Lewis, first published in 1925. The story follows the life and career of Martin Arrowsmith, a dedicated and idealistic doctor and scientist. The novel explores his journey from a small town in the Midwest to becoming a pioneering researcher in medical science. Martin Arrowsmith starts his career with high ideals and a passion for scientific truth. He struggles with the compromises and ethical dilemmas of practicing medicine in a profit-driven society. Throughout his journey, he encounters various mentors and colleagues who influence his development, such as Max Gottlieb, his idealistic and uncompromising mentor. The turning point in the novel comes when Martin discovers a phage that can potentially cure the bubonic plague. He travels to the Caribbean to test his discovery during an outbreak. Faced with ethical challenges and personal tragedies, Martin ultimately realizes the complexity of balancing scientific integrity with practical applications. Arrowsmith is noted for its realistic portrayal of the scientific community and the conflicts between commercial interests and scientific ideals. Sinclair Lewis won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel in 1926, although he declined the award. The book remains a significant work for its critique of the medical profession and its reflection on the moral and ethical challenges faced by scientists.

The 1926 Novel winner in the Pulitzer Prize list.

This book has 163,689 words, 301 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1925.

Production notes: This ebook of Arrowsmith was published by Global Grey on the 29th May 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Louis Pasteur' by Albert Edelfelt.

Download for ereaders (below donate buttons)

Related ebooks...