According to Wikipedia: "Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869, IndianapolisMay 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams…. Much of Tarkington's work consists of satirical and closely observed studies of the American class system and its foibles. He himself came from a patrician family that came down in the world after the Panic of 1873. Today he is best known for his novel The Magnificent Ambersons, which Orson Welles filmed in 1942. It is included in the Modern Library's list of top-100 novels."
Booth Tarkington: seven novels by Booth Tarkington
This file includes: Alice Adams, The Conquest of Cannan, The Flirt, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Quest of Quesnay, The Turmoil, and The Two Vanrevels. According to Wikipedia, "Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869May 19, 1946) was an American novelist…
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The Gentleman From Indiana
Booth Tarkington's first novel, The Gentleman From Indiana, lays out a number of the recurring themes that would reappear in many of the author's later works, including a Midwestern setting and a highly moral protagonist who battles against forces…
Harlequin and Columbine
American novelist Booth Tarkington's life spanned the period 1869-1946, giving him a unique insight into the United States as its culture underwent a number of rapid changes. In the humorous novel Harlequin and Columbine, Tarkington explores the…
Alice Adams: Pulitzer Prize Winning Novel
Alice Adams is a 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers on the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who…
The Two Vanrevels
According to Wikipedia: "Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869, IndianapolisMay 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams…. Much of Tarkington's work…
In the Arena
American novelist Booth Tarkington was a keen observer of the divisions between social classes in the United States, and his stories often focused on those who reigned supreme in the country's halls of power. The collection In the Arena brings…
His Own People
Many people who are traveling abroad take the opportunity to forge a new, albeit temporary, identity for themselves. In his quest to be welcomed among the upper crust in Europe, American Robert Russ Mellin creates a moneyed, cultured alter ego.…
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The Magnificent Ambersons
"The Magnificent Ambersons is perhaps Tarkington's best novel," wrote critic Van Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a typical story of an American family and town--the great family that locally ruled the roost and vanished virtually in a day as the…
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