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This 1918 novel won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, which included (1915) and (1923, retitled in 1927). Orson Welles directed an acclaimed film version of the book in 1942

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Author: Booth Tarkington Publisher: Scribner's Year published: 1902 Book contributor: unknown library Language: English 1 downloads in the last month Download Ebook: ( PDF ) ( EPUB )

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What does it mean to be popular? Is it a mark of good character, or merely a sign that you're well-­regarded among an influential group of elites? The hero in Booth Tarkington's tale The Conquest of Canaan has achieved a strange kind of popularity -- he's seen as a prince among those who are down on their luck, but to the upper classes and the powerful, he might as well be invisible. Will Joe Loudon be able to channel his limited influence to make some much-­needed changes in his community?

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The patient, an old-­fashioned man, thought the nurse made a mistake in keeping both of the windows open, and her sprightly disregard of his protests added something to his hatred of her. Every evening he told her that anybody with ordinary gumption ought to realize that night air was bad for the human frame. The human frame won't stand everything, Miss Perry, he warned her, resentfully. "Even a child, if it had just ordinary gumption, ought to know enough not to let the night air blow on sick people yes, nor well people, either! 'Keep out of the night air, no matter how well you feel

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Author: Booth Tarkington Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co. Year published: 1918 Book contributor: New York Public Library Language: English 1 downloads in the last month Download Ebook: ( PDF ) ( EPUB )

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Penrod Jashber is the third in a series of collections of sketches by Booth Tarkington about the adventures of Penrod Schofield, an 11-­year-­old middle-­class boy in a small city in the pre-­World War I Midwestern United States. Published in 1929, it was preceded by Penrod in 1914 and Penrod and Sam in 1916. The three books were published together as one volume, Penrod: His Complete Story, in 1931. Penrod Jashber is more novelistic in form than the preceding books; rather than each chapter standing as a separate story, the bulk of this book has one story arc, of Penrod’s pretending to be detective George B. Jashber. Otherwise it is similar: it is written in the same style and takes place at the same time. Penrod Jashber begins when Penrod’s best friend Sam Williams acquires a new pup. The boys squabble about his name, the pup and Penrod’s dog Duke rampage through Penrod’s house, and as punishment Penrod’s parents force him to wear a smelly asafetida bag. Penrod copes with this . . .

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Valentine Corliss walked up Corliss Street the hottest afternoon of that hot August, a year ago, wearing a suit of white serge which attracted a little attention from those observers who were able to observe anything except the heat. The coat was shaped delicately; it outlined the wearer, and, fitting him as women's clothes fit women, suggested an effeminacy not an attribute of the tall Corliss. The effeminacy belonged all to the tailor, an artist plying far from Corliss Street, for the coat would have encountered a hundred of its fellows at Trouville or Ostende this very day

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Books of Booth Tarkington