Booth Tarkington
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Booth Tarkington gentleman from Indiana. by James Leslie Woodress

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Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Tarkington, Booth, -- 1869-1946

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Includes bibliography.

LC ClassificationsPS2973 .W6, PS2973 .W6
The Physical Object
Pagination350 p.
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17636414M
LC Control Number55006307

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>Booth Tarkington, published in The book, about life in a Midwestern American town, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in It was the second volume in the author’s trilogy Growth, which included The Turmoil () and The Midlander (, later retitled National Avenue)..   The Magnificent Ambersons was given the Pulitzer Prize for literature in Booth Tarkington would receive another Pulitzer a few years later for Alice Adams. This book does a great job relating the changes that a town in Indiana undergoes in the s through the early part of /5(). Booth was born on July 2, in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. His full name was Newton Booth Tarkington and was the son of Elizabeth and John Tarkington. Author Booth’s name was kept after his maternal uncle named Newton, who California’s governor at that time. Newton Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction/Novel more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike/5.

America Moved: Booth Tarkington's Memoirs of Time and Place, Booth Tarkington $ - $ Tarkington Sesquicentennial Next Monday will be the th anniversary of Newton Booth Tarkington’s birth, and the impending occasion has prompted some long-overdue attention to author once called “The Dean of American Letters.”. Booth Tarkington () was an American author, best known for the novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice is a multiple time Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner, which is an feat only accomplished by two other authors (William Faulkner and John Updike).During the s and s, he was considered to be the greatest living American author. The Magnificent Ambersons is a novel by Booth Tarkington which won the Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included The Turmoil () and The Midlander (, retitled National Avenue in ).

  Newton Booth Tarkington ( – ) was an enormously prolific novelist, playwright, and short story writer who chronicled urban middle-class life in the American Midwest during the early twentieth century. He is best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, and is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once/5(7). Booth Tarkington (), American playwright and author, won the Pulitzer Prize in for his novel The Magnificent Ambersons () and again in for Alice Adams (), later adapted to the screen starring Katherine Hepburn. Exploring the realms of middle-class, middle-America, romantic illusions and the power and corruption of wealth, Tarkington became a leading voice of his. Book Review: Booth Tarkington’s Novels & Stories His fiction shows a Midwest holding to traditional social codes while irreversible change sweeps over it. Chapter II Another citizen said an eloquent thing about Miss Isabel Amberson’s looks. This was Mrs. Henry Franklin Foster, the foremost literary authority and intellectual leader of the community—-for both the daily newspapers thus described Mrs. Foster when she founded the Women’s Tennyson Club; and her word upon art, letters, and the drama was accepted more as law than as opinion.