The Turmoil. Booth TARKINGTON.

The Turmoil. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1915.

Early Edition, with L-P code indicating a publication several months later than February of 1915. C. E. Chambers dustjacket art and illustrations. A huge best-seller at the time of publication, the story chronicles an Indianapolis family riding the wave of Industrialization sweeping across the country. Tarkington was dismayed at what was happening to his beloved city, Indianapolis, which was quickly growing into an industrial center. James Woodress wrote that “Tarkington was profoundly shaken by the haste, waste, and insensitivity of the society that he came back to”. Mr. Tarkington wrote a letter to a friend and explained, “Commercialism is the savage of the world; it’s that stinking dirty brute I’m after, with what entrails I have, in “The Turmoil”. Basis for the 1924 black and white silent film directed by Hobart Henley and starring Emmett Corrigan and George Hackathorne. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket with square inch sized chip at lower front panel.

Price: $150.00

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