Beasley's Christmas Party (Illustrated Edition) by Booth Tarkington

Beasley's Christmas Party (Illustrated Edition)

byBooth Tarkington

Kobo ebook | November 20, 2016

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The titular character in this novella, David Beasley, is a quiet man, a well-liked and respected politician, who suddenly begins behaving in an unaccountable and bewildering manner—talking to people (or things) that aren't there, and going through some extraordinary performances in his yard. The story's narrator, a young newspaper reporter and newcomer in town, eventually becomes acquainted with Beasley and discovers the reason behind his behavior—and learns a bit about Beasley's unsuccessful romance, which ended with his fianceé breaking the engagement. He also gets a ringside seat for the Christmas Eve conclusion, when Beasley's political opponents get wind of the odd things going on at his house and think they've found a perfect weapon to use against him—but what they discover takes them by surprise! A fun story, especially enjoyable for anyone who has grown up appreciating the delights of make-believe, and perfect for holiday reading. Source: Goodreads, Elisabeth

This edition of the book contains 22 original illustrations, in color, rejuvenated.

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.

Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was one of the more popular American novelists of his time. Much of Tarkington's work consists of satirical and closely observed studies of the American class system and its foibles.

Title:Beasley's Christmas Party (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 20, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052335315

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