Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

by Sally Benson
     
 

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When Sally Benson wrote Meet Me in St. Louis in 1941, Europe and Asia were embroiled in a war into which the United States of America would soon be drawn. Her delightful story took readers back to a simpler place and time: St. Louis and the Smith family on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. The novel's appealing characters and nostalgic theme proved just what

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When Sally Benson wrote Meet Me in St. Louis in 1941, Europe and Asia were embroiled in a war into which the United States of America would soon be drawn. Her delightful story took readers back to a simpler place and time: St. Louis and the Smith family on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. The novel's appealing characters and nostalgic theme proved just what the country needed in uncertain times. Her screenplay of the same name would become one of the best-loved movies of its era.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic World's Fair, St. Louis County Library proudly offers this reprinting of Sally Benson's classic novel. The narrative revolves around the Smiths, and in particular, three of the family's daughters: Rose, Esther, and 6-year-old Tootie, who is based on Sally herself. We invite you to visit the St. Louis of another era and enjoy this charming story once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891442261
Publisher:
Virginia Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/07/2004
Edition description:
Limited Anniversary Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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