Bel Canto

Arrowsmith – Chapters 1–3

Summary Chapter 1 The novel begins with a brief vignette about Martin Arrowsmiths great- grandmother—a pioneer who wanted to see the world. She is “going west” in her wagon, with her mother dead and her father ill but remaining steadfast, nevertheless. After this brief, one-paragraph episode, Sinclair Lewis begins the story of Martin Arrowsmith. When …

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