|02-09-2012, 05:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: JAPAN (US expatriate)
Device: Sony PRS-T2, ADE on PC
Tarkington, Booth: The Flirt (illustrated). v1, 09 February 2012
The Flirt, first published 1913.
Booth Tarkington (winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1919 for The Magnificent Ambersons, and again in 1922 for Alice Adams) wrote with humor and understanding of American middle-class life.
The Flirt looks at the lives of the Madison family in a quiet middle-America city in the early 1900's. Two beautiful sisters (Cora, the flirtateous, self-centered belle; and the lovely talented Laura, living in her younger sister's shadow). A bratty young teenage brother (harbinger of Penrod?). Wryly satiric humor. Pathos. Bathos. Soap-opera melodrama. An oil-swindle scam. Murder. Love, unrequited and requited. These elements are woven in a tapestry of wonderfully descriptive words.
Hope you enjoy it!
|fiction, humor, scams, sisters|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Humor Tarkington, Booth: Penrod and Sam (Illustrated). v2., 18 Mar 2013||GrannyGrump||ePub Books (offline)||3||03-18-2013 04:24 AM|
|Humor Tarkington, Booth: Penrod (Illustrated). v2. 18 Mar 2013||GrannyGrump||ePub Books (offline)||3||03-18-2013 04:14 AM|
|Humor Tarkington, Booth: Seventeen (Illustrated). v2. 18 Mar 2013||GrannyGrump||ePub Books (offline)||1||03-18-2013 03:57 AM|
|Other Fiction Tarkington, Booth: The Magnificent Ambersons (Illustrated). v1, 31 January 2012||GrannyGrump||ePub Books (offline)||2||02-20-2012 05:39 AM|
|Other Fiction Tarkington, Booth: The Turmoil (Illustrated). v1, 31 January 2012||GrannyGrump||ePub Books (offline)||0||01-31-2012 06:24 AM|