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Booth Tarkington: Gentleman from Indiana

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Textbook Binding, 350 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Greenwood Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1954)
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Joshua Buhs
Sep 24, 2013 Joshua Buhs rated it liked it
A well-written biography that avoids some of the pitfalls of the genre, although it is clearly dated.

Woodress's biography of Booth Tarkington is structured around the rather non-involving claim that Tarkington was both shaped by his Indiana roots and his social status as a gentleman--thus the subtitle of the biography is also the title of Tarkington's first novel, A Gentleman of Indiana. Thus, the book returns again and again to show that Tarkington's constant touchstone in his writing career wa
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Feb 25, 2016 Kurtbg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Collection of Short stores and novels by Booth: Penrod, Alice Adams, and Magnificent Ambersons. The shorts have slight twists a la O' Henry but geared more towards social class and particularly females.
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