Penrod (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 27, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
47 Reviews
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.




  

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Review: Penrod (Penrod #1)

User Review  - Jason Pettus - Goodreads

(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.) (As of ... Read full review

Review: Penrod (Penrod #1)

User Review  - Mary Gaudette - Goodreads

I love these Penrod stories. Hilarious renditions of good old fashioned BOY stuff. Little boys are tops. But the cheerful, in your face, offensive racism is a huge problem. One can (sort of) accept ... Read full review

Contents

A Boy and His Dog i
1
Romance
7
The Costume
13
Desperation
17
The Pageant of the Table Round
21
Evening
27
Evils of Drink
29
School
33
Retiring from the Show Business
97
Music
103
The Inner Boy
111
Brothers of Angels
117
Rupe Collins
123
The Imitator
129
Coloured Troops in Action
139
Little Gentleman
143

Soaring
37
Uncle John
41
Fidelity of a Little Dog
49
Miss Rennsdale Accepts
55
The Smallpox Medicine
63
Maurice Levys Constitution
69
The Two Families
77
The New Star
87
Tar
151
The Quiet Afternoon
163
Conclusion of the Quiet Afternoon
173
Twelve
179
Fanchon
185
The Birthday Party
189
Over the Fence
197
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About the author (2007)

Jonathan Yardley is the book critic of and a columnist for the Washington Post. His books include biographies of Ring Lardner and Frederick Exley. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1981.

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