Walking and the Plane was the first novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Published in 1912, only 1,000 copies were printed. The novel was published under the pseudonym Tom Graham because it was a “boiler” novel, a term for a weak and fast novel written only to pay the bill or out of necessity.
The story is about 16-year-old Gerald “Hayek” Griffin and his fat but tasteful side kick, the Thuringian “Poodle” derby, as they give an inventor named Martin Priest a million-dollar contract with the US Army Signal Corps to buy him. Slowly “Amazing four-sided flying machine.” (Remember, this was only released 9 years after the Wright Brothers flew).
With the help of Lieutenant Jack Adler, they fight the evil Captain Willoughby Welch. During the project, the two boys make the largest flight in aviation history. Prophetically, Hayek foresaw the day when his Hike’s Hustle would fight a warship.
Even the name “Walk”, which is a pseudonym, reflects a different time, which makes the book interestingly old, because “walking” was a football term. Westerners in particular shout “Walk, walk, walk!” During a long period of football
This novel is not a great work and it is definitely a starting point for the author. There are a few issues about peace in the end, but otherwise there are not a few real issues that are significant. This post was written by Sinclair Lewis, albeit under the pseudonym Tom Graham.
This is a very rare book, and while some guides cost around $ 2,000 to $ 3,000, the market now says the actual first edition is worth more than $ 10,000. If you find a dust vest (as far as everyone knows, there may be only 25 or less left), it doubles, although every remaining version is thought to be known.