The Big Town Summary
Ring Lardner

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The Big Town Summary

The subtitle of this collection of reated stories defines Lardner's theme and plot: "How I and the Mrs. go to see New York to see life and get Katie a husband." Getting his sister-inlaw a husband leads Tom Finch, the "wise boob" narrator of the five stories, to contrast life in South Bend, Indiana, with that of booming post-war New York City. The autobiographical element in the stories &mdash...

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The Big Town Short Guide