Seventeen, Booth Tarkington

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Publishers Weekly #1 Best Seller for 1916.

Tarkington was a widely read and prolific multiple Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and dramatist. Here Tarkington satirizes first love.

"Every man and woman over fifty ought to read Seventeen. It is not only a skillful analysis of adolescent love, it is, with all its side-splitting mirth, a tragedy. No mature person who reads this novel will ever seriously regret his lost youth or wish he were young again...." -- William Lyon Phelps, The Advance of the English Novel

Published 1916. (183 Kb)