Sign In | My Account | My Books

Owen Johnson

Author

(1878 - 1952)

Owen Johnson

Owen McMahon Johnson was an American writer best remembered for his stories and novels cataloguing the educational and personal growth of the fictional character Dink Stover. The Lawrenceville Stories (The Prodigious Hickey, The Tennessee Shad, The Varmint, Skippy Bedelle, The Hummingbird), set in the well-known prep school, invite comparison with Kipling’s Stalky and Co. A 1987 PBS mini-series was based on them.



Bibliography

string(69) "http://api.tgcb.net:8080/_/items/books_authors?filter[author][eq]=275" string(73) "http://api.tgcb.net:8080/_/items/books_compilers?filter[compiler][eq]=275" string(69) "http://api.tgcb.net:8080/_/items/books_editors?filter[editor][eq]=275" string(79) "http://api.tgcb.net:8080/_/items/books_illustrators?filter[illustrator][eq]=275" string(77) "http://api.tgcb.net:8080/_/items/books_translators?filter[translator][eq]=275"

The Children’s Hour Volume 10 (1953)

An anthology of stories about school and sports.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

The Humming Bird (1910)

A collection of stories, mainly about baseball. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

The Lawrenceville Stories (1967)

An omnibus of boys boarding school stories containing The Prodigious Hickey, The Varmint, and The Tennessee Shad.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

The Prodigious Hickey (1909)

The first of the boarding school stories set at Lawrenceville in the era after the end of caning, when “between masters and students there was an armed and exceedingly wary neutrality.” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

Skippy Bedelle (1922)

Further adventures of the Lawrenceville School inmates. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

Stover at Yale (1912)

Having graduated Lawrenceville School, Dink Stover matriculates at Yale. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

The Tennessee Shad (1911)

The Prodigious Hickey has moved on but life continues at The Lawrenceville School. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »

The Varmint (1910)

Adventures at a boys’ boarding school - more football than baseball. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): None

Details »