Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis, Jason Stevens Forget Main Street. Forget Babbit. Elmer Gantry is Sinclair Lewis' masterpiece no matter what anyone says. Every page still rings true in the 21st century. Elmer Gantry is the loudest, most boisterous, most relevant character in American literature. It's funny, it's sad. it's politically incorrect...Oh, stop reading this and get this book!