- Author:Booth Tarkington
- Publisher:Nabu Press (March 4, 2010)
- Pages:374 pages
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Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Although he is little read now, in the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film.
In Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared in two further books. This compelling satire details irresistible characteristics of social status in a small Midwestern town. 247. Published: 2006. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their two children are members of the lower middle-class.
This is the last title in my Stags Of The Stag Cook Book Reading List. I've never read anything by Booth Tarkington, although I'm familiar with the name and his literary reputation.
A timeless novel in the spirited tradition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This is the last title in my Stags Of The Stag Cook Book Reading List. I thought this book would be an interesting introduction to Tarkington's work, but I think my timing was off. I am preparing for another trip north, and I could not get myself mentally involved in this story about young Penrod Schofield and his life in the Midwest of the early 1900's.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The cotillon loomed dismally before Penrod now; but it was his duty to secure a partner and he set about it with a dreary heart. The delay occasioned by his fruitless attempt on Marjorie and the altercation with his enemy at her gate had allowed other ladies ample time to prepare for callers-and to receive them.
Booth Tarkington's novels The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck appeared on the bestseller list nine times, making him one of the most popular writers of his time. Today, he is known for writing The Magnificent Ambersons (which won him the Pulitzer Prize), a piece of work that Orson Welles made into a film. Booth also won another Pulitzer for writing Alice Adams, a novel has been compared favorably to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
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War I, novelist Booth Tarkington published Penrod, a book suffused in nostalgia for a time that never existed. And the new literary and commercial sensation was a novel by Booth Tarkington about the misadventures of a mischievous 11-year-old boy named Penrod Schofield.
As America stood on the brink of World War I, novelist Booth Tarkington published Penrod, a book suffused in nostalgia for a time that never existed. Nathaniel Rich on how the Great War saved American fiction from such trifles. Penrod is a poor boy’s Tom Sawyer, a predecessor to Dennis the Menace and the Beaver. Fondly nicknamed the Worst Boy In Town, Penrod is conniving but not clever, wicked but rarely cruel.