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Booth Tarkington

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

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Alice Adams
Written by Booth Tarkington, Foreword by Anne Edwards
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7080-2 (0-8041-7080-0)

The basis for George Stevens’s major motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in her Oscar-nominated leading role.

In a small Midwestern town in the wake of World War I, Alice Adams delightedly finds herself being pursued by Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a higher social class in life. Desperate to keep her family's... Read more






The Magnificent Ambersons
Written by Booth Tarkington
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75250-6 (0-375-75250-1)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington's great historical drama is George Amberson... Read more





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