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Booth Tarkington

American novelist

1869   -   1946

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Princeton University, Purdue University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Shortridge High School
occupation: playwright, novelist, writer, screenwriter, children's writer

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams (1921). He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike, and Colson Whitehead. In the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film. During the first quarter of the 20th century, Tarkington, along with Meredith Nicholson, George Ade, and James Whitcomb Riley helped to create a Golden Age of literature in Indiana. Booth Tarkington served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives, was critical of the advent of automobiles, and set many of his stories in the Midwest. He eventually removed to Kennebunkport, Maine, where he continued his life work even as he suffered a loss of vision.
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Alice Adams

1921 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1921

The Magnificent Ambersons

novel by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1918

Monsieur Beaucaire

book by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1900

Penrod

book by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1914

Penrod Jashber

book by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1929

Penrod and Sam

book by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1916

Seventeen

humorous novel by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1916

Gentle Julia

book by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1922

The Turmoil

1930 novel written by Booth Tarkington

author: Booth Tarkington

1930

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