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Booth Tarkington

Author, Illustrator

(1869 - 1946)

Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.



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Alice Adams (1921)

Alice Adams aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affection of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Arthur William Brown
Thelma C. Grosvenor

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Alice Adams (1945)

Alice Adams aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affection of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. This is a dramatization of the original work.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Elizabeth Trotter
Illustrator(s): None

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The Fighting Littles (1941)

Bringing up the Greatest Generation was no easy job, but Ripley Little threw himself into it wholeheartedly.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): None

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Gentle Julia (1922)

Julia Atwater’s large family connection, and especially her niece Florence, takes an intense interest in her social life. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Worth Brehm
C. Allan Gilbert

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The Gentleman From Indiana (1899)

John Harkness returns home to Indiana to run a newspaper, fight corruption and the Klan, and win a seat in Congress. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): None

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Golden Tales of the Prairie States (1932)

A collection of short stories by midwestern writers.

Author(s): Hamlin Garland
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Growth (1927)

This collection of three novels, TheTurmoil, The Magnificent Ambersons, and The Midlander (National Avenue), chronicle the transformation of a Midwestern city by the industrial revolution.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Little Orvie (1934)

The doings of a small boy in mid-century middle America.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): George Brehm

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1918)

The old aristocracy of a Midwestern town finds itself displaced by the new manufacturing money. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Arthur William Brown

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The Midlander (1924)

The conclusion of a trilogy about the industrialization of a Midwestern city. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Thelma C. Grosvenor

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Penrod (1914)

A saga of the American boy, in the days when the stable behind the house was empty but had not yet become a garage. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Gordon Grant

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Penrod and Sam (1916)

Further adventures of Penrod Schofield and his friend Sam Williams, culminating in the dance party at Amy Rennsdale’s -- “Must ‘a’ got your bumpus!” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Worth Brehm

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Penrod Jashber (1929)

Further adventures of Penrod and Sam.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Gordon Grant

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Penrod: His Complete Story (1931)

This omnibus edition contains the best of Penrod, Penrod and Sam and Penrod Jashber.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Worth Brehm
Gordon Grant

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Presenting Lily Mars (1933)

The story of a small town Midwestern girl who becomes a Broadway star.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Harve Stein

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Seventeen (1916)

A true classic of American humor. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Arthur William Brown

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The Turmoil (1915)

Two Midwestern families cope with the onset of industrialization. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Charles Bosseron Chambers

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Twenty-Two Short Stories of America (1937)

An anthology of fiction about early America.

Author(s): Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Bret Harte
Cornelia Meigs
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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