Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam

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In Penrod and Sam, the imaginative adventures of Tarkington's 10-year-old Penrod Schofield continue. Penrod's sidekick is Samuel Williams, and together they improvise, causing general mischief and disorder wherever they go. In picaresque fashion, a fencing battle takes them all through the neighborhood; they narrowly escape serious injury while making boastful demonstrations with a loaded gun; they indulge in dubious "'nishiation" practices for their secret society; they steal food for the starving horse concealed in the Schofields' empty stable; they attempt to fish a cat out of a cistern using a pair of trousers; and they cause general chaos at Miss Amy Rennsdale's dance. Familiar characters from the earlier Penrod volume-Maurice Levy, Georgie Basset, Roddy Bitts, Herman and Verman, and Marjorie Jones-make their appearance in Penrod and Sam. This is a delightfully nostalgic look at Tarkington's turn-of-the-century Indiana.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 8 figures
  • 0253215943
  • 9780253215949
  • 1,681,313

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