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PENROD by Booth Tarkington - Hardcover - First Reprint - 1914 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 44)

PENROD

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PENROD

by Booth Tarkington

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  • hardcover
Condition
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About This Item

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the trials and misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-WWI Midwestern US, in a similar vein to Tom Sawyer. Penrod establishes the characters and the relationships between those who go on to appear in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod Jashber (1929).

This book was published by Doubleday Page in 1914; thereafter, it was reprinted by Grosset & Dunlap, and was produced as a 'Thrushwood Book'. This is the first reprint of the first edition. It is illustrated by Gordon Grant.

As you can see, the dust jacket is not in the best of shape—there are a few bits of it missing, which has resulted in fading to 1" of the spine at top. Otherwise, the book is in pristine condition, with bright red boards and dark black printing on the spine and front. Inside, the book is unread, with spine intact, no marks of any kind, and pages clear and bright.

The inside back cover bears the price tag of Eaton's, a Canadian department store (now gone). When this book was purchased, it had been marked down from $1.39 to $1.25.

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Booth Tarkington (1869-1946) 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 (the other two were William Faulkner and John Updike). Between1910 and 1930, he was considered America's greatest living author.



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Synopsis

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the trials and misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to Tom Sawyer. Penrod establishes the characters and the relationships between them who go on to appear in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod Jashber (1929).

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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
44
Title
PENROD
Author
Booth Tarkington
Illustrator
Gordon Grant
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Worn
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap, Thrushwood Book
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1914
Keywords
Penrod, Tarkington
Bookseller catalogs
Humor and Satire; Rare; American Fiction; Children & Youth;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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About Vancouver Bookseller

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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
First Edition
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spine
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jacket
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