The Flirt

The Flirt

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by Booth Tarkington
     
 

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The Flirt was the first of Tarkington's novels to be serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. The book contained characters and themes that paved the way for the Penrod stories, a group of tales drawn from the author's boyhood memories of growing up in Indiana.

Cora, the title character, is the first choice of all the men in the small mid-western town. She knows

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The Flirt was the first of Tarkington's novels to be serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. The book contained characters and themes that paved the way for the Penrod stories, a group of tales drawn from the author's boyhood memories of growing up in Indiana.

Cora, the title character, is the first choice of all the men in the small mid-western town. She knows this and is a like a kid in a candy store. She constantly flirts with one man and then runs to another when the excitement wears off.

Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist from Indiana best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning novels Alice Adams and The Magnificent Ambersons, which also became a film by Orson Welles. Tarkington chronicled Midwestern American life, and the changes wrought by the economic boom times following the Civil War and up to World War I.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419162466
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

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The Flirt 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite a wonderful Edwardian-era story about an awful coquette and the lives that swirl and tumble about hers. The characters are both frustrating and endearing, the plot both aggravating and intriguing, and the reader is left to hope against hope that everything will turn out all right, even though a happy ending frequently seems impossible. Lots of scanning errors, so if you're not very good at deciphering odd characters and typos, and mentally filling in missing words, look for a better copy.