Joseph Stanley Pennell


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(1908–63), born in Kansas, after graduation from the state university and further study at Oxford, became a journalist and novelist. The History of Rome Hanks (1944) is a panoramic story of the Civil War. The History of Nora Beckham (1948), about small-town Kansas life at the end of the 19th century, involves some of the persons of the earlier novel. Darksome House (1959) collects poems.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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