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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in 1910, The Country Boy is an Oregon classic of small town American life by Silverton cartoonist Homer Davenport. This charming and humorous account was written by the 43-year-old author at the height of his fabulous career to recapture the memories evoked by his beloved hometown.

Review:

"Davenport's The Country Boy belongs on the shelf with Mark Twain's books." The Cleveland Leader, 1912

Review:

"Homer Davenport (1867-1912), the Silverton cartoonist, is one of Oregon?s most extraordinary celebrities. Through the support of formidable newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, he would become the most influential political cartoonist in the U.S.A. One might argue that he had more impact on the American way of life than radical journalist John Reed or poet-lawyer C.E.S. Wood, both Oregonians and players on the national scene.? From the Introduction by Walt Curtis

Review:

?Davenport has kept up all his life the early habit of studying men and affairs and he knows everybody worth knowing all over the country....The spirit of his cartoons represents his real thought and is not the product of hire. He is such a delightful talker that in any group of men he becomes the center.? The New York Times

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Located in Portland, Oregon, Powell's Press is committed to finding currently out of print titles by renowned Oregon authors and making them once again available nationally. Powell's Press is a division of Powell's Books Inc.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971592308
Publisher:
Powells.com
Location:
Portland, OR
Introduction by:
Curtis, Walt
Introduction:
Curtis, Walt
Author:
Curtis, Walt
Author:
Davenport, Homer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
Silverton
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
no. 2000-16b
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8"x5"

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Diaries and Memoirs
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » History
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Books About Oregon

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Product details 152 pages Powells.com - English 9780971592308 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Davenport's The Country Boy belongs on the shelf with Mark Twain's books."
"Review" by , "Homer Davenport (1867-1912), the Silverton cartoonist, is one of Oregon?s most extraordinary celebrities. Through the support of formidable newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, he would become the most influential political cartoonist in the U.S.A. One might argue that he had more impact on the American way of life than radical journalist John Reed or poet-lawyer C.E.S. Wood, both Oregonians and players on the national scene.? From the Introduction by Walt Curtis
"Review" by , ?Davenport has kept up all his life the early habit of studying men and affairs and he knows everybody worth knowing all over the country....The spirit of his cartoons represents his real thought and is not the product of hire. He is such a delightful talker that in any group of men he becomes the center.?
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