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Booth Tarkington

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Time magazine, December 21, 1925

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, and graduated from Princeton University in 1893. He was one of the most popular American novelists of his time, with The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck appearing on the annual best-seller lists nine times.

Bibliography

  • The Gentleman from Indiana (1899)
  • Monsieur Beaucaire (1900; later adapted for the stage)
  • The Two Vanrevels (1902)
  • Penrod (1914)
  • Penrod and Sam (1916)
  • Seventeen (1917)
  • Gentle Julia (1922)
  • The Turmoil (1915)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1918; won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize; filmed 1941 by Orson Welles)
  • The Midlander (1924) (1927; the last two combined as Growth)
  • The Plutocrat (1927)
  • Alice Adams (1921; won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize; filmed 1935)
  • Claire Ambler (1928)
  • Mirthful Haven (1930)
  • Mary's Neck (1932)
  • Presenting Lily Mars (1933)

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