Newton Booth Tarkington, an enormously prolific novelist, playwright, and short story writer who chronicled urban middle-class life in the American Midwest during the early twentieth century, was born in Indianapolis on July 29, 1869. He was the son of John Stevenson Tarkington, a lawyer, and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. His uncle and namesake, Newton Booth, was a governor of California and later a United States senator. In the essay 'As I Seem to Me,' published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1941, Tarkington recalled dictating a story to his sister when he was only six. By the age of sixteen he had... Read More
Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library On Sale: September 14, 1998 Price: $13.95
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. Today The Magnificent Ambersons is best know through the 1942 Orson Welles movie, but as the critic Stanley Kauffmann noted, "It is high time that [the novel]...
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