Beasley's Christmas Party

Booth TARKINGTON (1869 - 1946)

A melodramatic folksy Christmas story, a little like Dickens - with a Tiny Tim, but also with some romance. Tarkington's writings are very much set in his early 1900s American culture. We are meant to sympathize with the crippled child but not even notice the slights to the black servants. Still, Tarkington promotes kindness and uses a milder style of humor than many authors of his day. (Arnold Banner)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I Arnold
00:07:47
Play 02 II Arnold
00:21:11
Play 03 III Arnold
00:16:12
Play 04 IV Arnold
00:10:05
Play 05 V Arnold
00:18:58
Play 06 VI Arnold
00:36:21