Ward Hill at Weston: a Story of American School Life
by TOMLINSON, Everett T.
Philadelphia: A.J. Reynolds, 1897. First Edition. The first of Tomlinson's "Ward Hill" books, written for young adults and chronicling the scholarly career, from prep school through college, of young Ward Hill, a stylized prototype of the "typical" American boy. Much of the action revolves around baseball, and the book is included in baseball historian Randy McCue's survey of the twenty-two known 19th-century baseball novels (see the journal Base Ball, Vol. 2, no. 1), and identifies it as the first of what would become a flourishing genre, the baseball "series" novel. Octavo. Publisher's pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and colors on spine and front cover; 336pp; illus. Mild overall wear; front hinge starting (but strong); Very Good. (Inventory #: 31282)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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