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Penrod by Booth Tarkington
by Booth Tarkington

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Price: $200.00


New York, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company (1914)

First Edition. Second State.

Very good plus in stamped blue boards. This is the second state with "sence" on page 19. No previous owner markings. Clean and tight binding. A very attractive copy.

A timeless novel in the spirited tradition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

One of the most popular American authors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Pulitzer Prize winner Booth Tarkington was acclaimed for his novels set in small Midwestern towns. Penrod tells of a boy growing up in Indianapolis at the turn of the twentieth century. His friends and his dog accompany him on his many jaunts, from the stage as “the Child Sir Lancelot,” to the playground, to school. They make names for themselves as “bad boys” who always have the most fun. Nearly a century after it was first published to incredible popularity and acclaim, Penrod remains wildly funny and entertaining to adults and children alike.

Newton Booth Tarkington (1869 – 1946) was an enormously prolific novelist, playwright, and short story writer who chronicled urban middle-class life in the American Midwest during the early twentieth century. He is best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, and is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.

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