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Tarkington, Booth: Beasley's Christmas Party (Illustrated) v1. 19 December 2012
by Booth Tarkington (1869 – 1946)
Illustrated by Ruth Sypherd Clements (no biographical data found)
First published 1909
From the author of The Magnificent Ambersons (winner of the 1919 Pulitzer Prize), Alice Adams (winner of the 1922 Pulitzer Prize), the Penrod books, and many others.
A newspaper reporter, new in town, notices that the behavior of his next-door neighbor, gubernatorial candidate David Beasley, is decidedly odd. Investigation leads to surprising discoveries. This little tale is gently flavored with a soupçon of mystery and a dash of romance, lightly dusted with sentimentality, and garnished with a sprig of Christmas spirit.
22 half-page color illustrations and frontispiece (uncaptioned). Formatted italics, curly quotes, emdashes.
Although unnecessary for a 16,000-word novelette, there is a cross-linked inline ToC. Drop-caps and Large-caps versions.
This is a very minor work, but may be just the thing when you need a short break from the holiday hoopla.
Last edited by GrannyGrump; 12-31-2012 at 02:09 AM.