The Flirt

The Flirt

by Booth Tarkington
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The Flirt by Booth Tarkington

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781116301991
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 9.69(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 - May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. He was also related to Chicago Mayor James Hutchinson Woodworth through Woodworth's wife Almyra Booth Woodworth.

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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.