Anderson, David M. “The Boy’s World of Booth Tarkington.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Newsletter 5 (1975): 35-42. Discussion of the settings of Penrod and Tarkington’s other novels.
Macaigne, Bernard. “From Tom Sawyer to Penrod: The Child in American Popular Literature, 1870-1910.” Revue Française d’Etudes Americaines 8, no. 17 (May, 1983): 319-331. Discussion of how children, especially boys, are represented in U.S. popular fiction of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Sanders, Scott. Introduction to Penrod, by Booth Tarkington. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985. Sheds light...
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