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by A. B. Frost,David Watters,Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • ISBN: 0874515343
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: A. B. Frost,David Watters,Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Strawbery Banke (August 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • FB2 size: 1171 kb
  • EPUB size: 1794 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 446
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I call my story the story ofa bad boy, partly to distinguish myself from those faultless younggentlemen who generally figure in narratives of this kind, and partlybecause I really was not a cherub.

I call my story the story ofa bad boy, partly to distinguish myself from those faultless younggentlemen who generally figure in narratives of this kind, and partlybecause I really was not a cherub. I may truthfully say I was anamiable, impulsive lad, blessed with fine digestive powers, and nohypocrite.

In 1869 Thomas Bailey Aldrich introduced to American literature the original bad boy -that all-American boy who plays harmless pranks

In 1869 Thomas Bailey Aldrich introduced to American literature the original bad boy -that all-American boy who plays harmless pranks. A poet and writer, he was also the author of many novels and volumes of verse. FROST (1851-1928), a renowned and prolific American artist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, illustrated over ninety books and created hundreds of paintings and prints.

In 1869 Thomas Bailey Aldrich introduced to American literature the original bad boy -that all-American boy who plays harmless pranks, devises exciting adventures, has an occasional bout of love-sickness, is bored on Sundays, and is well-liked by almost everyone. Later followed by Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Story of a Bad Boy-once called the first truly American novel-is Aldrich’s partially autobiographical tale of growing up in America.

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We read in the Holy Book how our Saviour,at the marriage-feast, changed the water into wine; we pause and wonder;but every hour a greater miracle is wrought at our very feet, if we havebut eyes to see it. I had now been a year at Rivermouth. If you do not know what sort of boyI was, it is not because I haven't been frank with you. Of my progressat school I say little; for this is a story, pure and simple, and nota treatise on education. Behold me, however, well up in most of theclasses. I have worn my Latin grammar into tatters, and am in the firstbook of Virgil.

By (author) Thomas Bailey 1836-1907 Aldrich, Created by A B (Arthur Burdett) 1851-1928 Frost. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

In 1869 Thomas Bailey Aldrich introduced to American literature the original "bad boy"-that all-American boy who plays harmless pranks, devises exciting adventures, has an occasional bout of love-sickness, is bored on Sundays, and is well-liked by almost everyone.

Story of a Bad Boy book. David Watters (Introduction). The Story of a Bad Boy seems part of this genre as well and must have been a read-aloud kind of book

Story of a Bad Boy book. The Story of a Bad Boy seems part of this genre as well and must have been a read-aloud kind of book. Worth reading if you like to understand the background to children's lit. My copy is a reprint from the Riverside Bookshelf, 1951: "An ideal library of the best books for boys and girls, illustrated in color by noted artists. It includes the hilarious title She Blows! and Sparm at That!

These boyhood adventures of a mischievous lad in nineteenth-century New England are based on the author's own experiences.
Reviews about The Story of a Bad Boy (Hardscrabble books) (7):
Dibei
This book was recommended to my family years ago. It was a little hard to find because it's an older book, but thankfully I finally found a copy at our college library. I read it aloud on a long road trip. We all loved it! When I had to take a break, my children and husband could hardly wait for me to finish my sip of water so we could continue reading. I've read this book many times and was excited to see it available for my kindle. I'm enjoying introducing it now to my grandchildren, and some friends that have never read it before. Great book.
Ironrunner
Downright Fun. We visited Aldrich's home in Strawberry Banke (Portsmouth, NH) and were told about this book, long out-of-print. I enjoyed it immensely, having been a boy myself, long ago. I especially enjoyed it on my Amazon Fire, since some of the words were obsolete to our speech, and I easily found the definition and more as needed. I would recommend it to all little boys of retirement age to get a taste of life in the first half of the 1800's. I think we can all find a little bit of ourselves in Tom Aldrich.
Umdwyn
Wonderful book that my grandmother in Portsmouth NH originally gave me - I only found out later that Thomas Bailey Aldritch was a friend and contemporary or Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) - and that the "Story of a Bad Boy" in part triggered Clemens to go back and dig Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn out of his own child hood experiences. Fascinating study of how kids think and talk together, fascinating real time look at what life was like in 1800's sea costal New England, wonderfully written and absorbing story. Great for kids and adults alike

Kurt Goodwin
Jorad
This book is so interesting...a must read for any one who lives in Portsmouth, N.H., which is where this story takes place. The home is still standing, and is exactly as described by the author! I highly recommend this book, followed by a trip to Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth to tour the house!
Shaktit
Classic coming of age story from a time when kids could have adventures, and do risky things. If you like Tom Sawyer, you'll love The Story of a Bad Boy
Zololmaran
This is a very good read, especially if you have been to Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH. There you can actually visit the house where the author spent three years living with his grandfather. This is the story of those three years and it was entertaining from beginning to end!
Malaris
Reading The Story of a Bad Boy is like a fascinating visit with an amiable old uncle, listening to him tell about when he was a boy. By the way, he was not a terribly bad boy, but a real human boy who occasionally got into scrapes. It would make a fun read-aloud for my boys.
Good read

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