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His Own People

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The glass-domed "palm-room" of the Grand Conti-nental Hotel Magnifique in Rome is of vasty heights and distances, filled with a mellow green light which filters down languidly through the upper foliage of tall palms, so that the two hundred people who may be refreshing or displaying themselves there at the tea-hour have something the look of under-water creatures playing u...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1907)
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After numerous stories which take place in the U.S., and the Midwest for the most part, Tarkington at last returns to Europe for the setting of his novella “His Own People”. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t recapture the fun of “Monsieur Beaucaire”. The story is light easy reading, but at the same time there is little of substance included. The book was originally published in October of 1907, and is the fourth of his novella length works, and his eighth book overall.

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Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.
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