Monday, June 13, 2011

Tuesday, June 13, 1933

Joyce and I went up to the library. I got four books: "Penrod," "Lovey Mary," "When Patty Went to College," and "The Dragon's Secret."

Cover 1st edition of Penrod.jpg
Penrod by Booth Tarkington
Publication Date: 1914
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was
first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventues of Penrod Schofield,
an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War 1 Midwestern United States,
in a similar vein to Tom Sawyer. In Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared
in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod and Jashber (1929). The three books
were published together in one volume, Penrod: His Complete Story in 1931.

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