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Tarkington, Booth: Ramsey Milholland (Illustrated). v1, 24 March 2012
This was first published 1919.
Set in middle-class middle-America, the story follows the life of Ramsey Milholland from boyhood into adolescence and young manhood. Tarkington writes with humor and sympathy, as Ramsey faces trials and tribulations with grammar school, first love, and going off to university. Although there are many light-hearted moments, the author and the reader know that the horrors of World War I loom on the horizon. Compare the illustration for the first chapter — a little boy playing soldier and marching in bright sunlight — to that for the final chapter — real soldiers moving through the smokey darkness of a real battlefield. A tone of heartfelt patriotism colors the entire book.
Two excerpts to whet your appetite:
5 full-page pen & ink illustrations, 21 half-page "chapter head" illustrations. Drop caps.
|adolescent boys, first love, humor, patriotism, world war i|
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