Penrod

By: Tarkenton, Booth

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, however it does have several tears and the front flap hinge has split so that the front flap has separated. There is a large chip from the bottom spine end that is three+ inches. "It is a picture of a boy's heart, full of those lovable, humorous, tragic things which are locked secrets to older folks unless one has the gift of understanding." "Tarkington was an unabashed Midwestern regionalist and set much of his fiction in his native Indiana. In 1902, he served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives as a Republican. Tarkington saw such public service as a responsibility of gentlemen in his socio-economic class, and consistent with his family's extensive record of public service. This experience provided the foundation for his book In the Arena: Stories of Political Life. While his service as an Indiana legislator was his only official public service position, he remained politically conservative his entire life. He supported Prohibition, opposed FDR, and worked against FDR's New Deal. Tarkington was one of the more popular American novelists of his time. His The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck appeared on the annual best-seller lists a total of nine times. The Penrod novels depict a typical upper-middle class American boy of 1910 vintage, revealing a fine, bookish sense of American humor. At one time, his Penrod series was as well known as Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Much of Tarkington's work consists of satirical and closely observed studies of the American class system and its foibles. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Penrod

Author Name: Tarkenton, Booth

Illustrator: Illustrated by Gordon Grant

Categories: Young Adult Fiction,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A39554

Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Booth Tarkenton Penrod Humor Young Adult Fiction,