Description of the Book
Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914.
The book follows the 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 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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About the Author
Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American author and playwright best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams (1921). He is one of only four authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike, and Colson Whitehead.
In the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered the greatest American novelist. Many of his stories have been adapted for film. During the first quarter of the 20th century, Tarkington, along with Meredith Nicholson, George Ade, and James Whitcomb Riley helped create the yellow book generation in Indiana.
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