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The turmoil, a novel by Booth Tarkington ... ; illustrated by C.E. Chambers

Label
The turmoil
Title
The turmoil
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Booth Tarkington ... ; illustrated by C.E. Chambers
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel is about how the artistic soul is sacrificed on the altar of big business. Except in this case the artist willingly makes the sacrifice and has no regrets afterward. Thus, the novel can't be counted a tragedy. John Sheridan lives by one mantra: Bigger is better. He owns the Sheridan Pump Works and is determined to make it an industrial giant. He brings his two oldest sons into the business only to see them fail. His youngest son, Bibbs, is sickly and dreams of becoming a writer. But his father won't hear of it and puts him to work in the company, too. Surprisingly, Bibbs thrives in this setting and pushes the company onto ever greater levels of success. His fiancé is appalled that he would go along with his father's wishes, but Bibbs assures her he never would have made it as a writer and he made the right decision. It's a surprising development: one expects Bibbs to stand up to his father and declare his artistic endeavors more important. But I think Tarkington is being realistic here, and he is careful to develop Bibbs's character so that we can see him appreciate the usefulness his life takes on from the emptiness he'd known before because of his illness. Tarkington was not afraid to praise big business, though he also knew what to criticize about it, too (one thing he was quick to point out was how it spoiled natural beauty). If John Sheridan could declare, "Wealth! I will get wealth! I will make Wealth! I will sell Wealth for more Wealth," his son Bibbs could remark on how his father had served business blindly while he, Bibbs, believed "If man would let me [business] serve him, I should be beautiful." There is no irony intended in this, just a statement of belief. --Bomojaz at Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • p. 64-65
  • p. 34-36
Citation source
  • Currie, B. Tarkington
  • Russo & Sullivan. Tarkington
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1869-1946
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarkington, Booth
Dewey number
813.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.T175
  • PS2972
LC item number
Tu
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
approximately 1883-1941,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chambers, Charles Edward
  • Harper & Brothers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indiana
  • Social classes
  • Young men
  • Middle West
  • City and town life
  • Children of the rich
  • Children of the rich
  • City and town life
  • Manners and customs
  • Social classes
  • Young men
  • Indiana
  • Middle West
Label
The turmoil, a novel by Booth Tarkington ... ; illustrated by C.E. Chambers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Verso of t.p.: Published February, 1915
  • Colored frontispiece and black and white plates facing p. 50, 60, 106, 120, 148, 176, 264 and 312
  • Advertisement on p. [2] of preliminary p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14017247
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
10 unnumbered pages, 348 pages, 2 unnumbered pages (first and last pages blank), 9 unnumbered leaves of plates
Lccn
15003643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (1 color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)274875
  • (OCoLC)274875
Label
The turmoil, a novel by Booth Tarkington ... ; illustrated by C.E. Chambers
Publication
Note
  • Verso of t.p.: Published February, 1915
  • Colored frontispiece and black and white plates facing p. 50, 60, 106, 120, 148, 176, 264 and 312
  • Advertisement on p. [2] of preliminary p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14017247
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
10 unnumbered pages, 348 pages, 2 unnumbered pages (first and last pages blank), 9 unnumbered leaves of plates
Lccn
15003643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (1 color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)274875
  • (OCoLC)274875

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