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date: 15 June 2024

Tarkington, Boothlocked

Tarkington, Boothlocked

  • Charles Robert Baker

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The novels of Booth Tarkington were read by millions of Americans around the turn of the twentieth century, though today his name is known mostly to historians of American literature and to those of the oldest generation whose youthful reading included Tarkington's delightful series of the boyhood adventures of Penrod. His best-known adult novel, The Magnificent Ambersons (1918), has found readers through the decades as well.

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  • North American Literatures

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