Main Street is the story of Carol Clifford, a progressive city girl who marries the pleasant small-town doctor Will Kennicott. The two return to Will's hometown of Gopher Prairie, but the idyllic small town environment proves stupefying and frustrating for Carol. She fights against the town's backwardness and conservative views, but backbiting and a vicious series of cliques within the town make it very hard for her to live happily. Carol flees to Washington D. C. , returning only later and without intent to fight further.

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