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Tarkington, Booth 1869-1946

Overview
Works: 961 works in 3,592 publications in 13 languages and 83,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Short stories  Love stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Other, Librettist, Composer, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: PS2972, 813.5
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The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( Book )

153 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of developers, financiers, and manufacturers, this pampered scion begins his gradual descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the working class
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington( Book )

119 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice feels inadequate both because she is snubbed by a clique that has false standards and because she discredits her own good qualities. This story shows the growing pains of a high school girl who failed to crash small-town society
Seventeen by Booth Tarkington( Book )

137 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of youth and summer time and the Baxter family, especially William
Penrod by Booth Tarkington( Book )

130 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of the American boy
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( Book )

164 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarkington's second novel (1900), set in 18th-century England, spawned two movies, a play, and an operetta. Beaucaire, barber to the French Ambassador, blackmails his way into high society and the interest of Lady Mary Carlisle, and is soon over his head in a whirlwind of duels, highwaymen, card-cheats, masquerades, and intrigue
The gentleman from Indiana by Booth Tarkington( Book )

134 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarkington's first novel, published in 1899, features a crusading young editor, John Harkless, who comes to the small Indiana town of Plattsville to edit the dying local paper only to find corruption by a band of local thugs ... and romance with a woman who exceeds all expectations
The gentleman from Indianapolis; a treasury of Booth Tarkington by Booth Tarkington( Book )

11 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington( Book )

100 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another collection of tales about Penrod Schofield and his playmate Sam. Together, the two of them get into more trouble than Dennis the Menace and the Little Rascals combined
Image of Josephine by Booth Tarkington( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy socialite, Josephine tries those around her
The turmoil : a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )

65 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is about how the artistic soul is sacrificed on the altar of big business. Except in this case the artist willingly makes the sacrifice and has no regrets afterward. Thus, the novel can't be counted a tragedy. John Sheridan lives by one mantra: Bigger is better. He owns the Sheridan Pump Works and is determined to make it an industrial giant. He brings his two oldest sons into the business only to see them fail. His youngest son, Bibbs, is sickly and dreams of becoming a writer. But his father won't hear of it and puts him to work in the company, too. Surprisingly, Bibbs thrives in this setting and pushes the company onto ever greater levels of success. His fiancé is appalled that he would go along with his father's wishes, but Bibbs assures her he never would have made it as a writer and he made the right decision. It's a surprising development: one expects Bibbs to stand up to his father and declare his artistic endeavors more important. But I think Tarkington is being realistic here, and he is careful to develop Bibbs's character so that we can see him appreciate the usefulness his life takes on from the emptiness he'd known before because of his illness. Tarkington was not afraid to praise big business, though he also knew what to criticize about it, too (one thing he was quick to point out was how it spoiled natural beauty). If John Sheridan could declare, "Wealth! I will get wealth! I will make Wealth! I will sell Wealth for more Wealth," his son Bibbs could remark on how his father had served business blindly while he, Bibbs, believed "If man would let me [business] serve him, I should be beautiful." There is no irony intended in this, just a statement of belief. --Bomojaz at Amazon.com
The conquest of Canaan : a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )

76 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be popular? Is it a mark of good character, or merely a sign that you're well-regarded among an influential group of elites? The hero in Booth Tarkington's tale The Conquest of Canaan has achieved a strange kind of popularity -- he's seen as a prince among those who are down on their luck, but to the upper classes and the powerful, he might as well be invisible. Will Joe Loudon be able to channel his limited influence to make some much-needed changes in his community?
Penrod : his complete story by Booth Tarkington( Book )

25 editions published between 1913 and 1956 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Penrod - - pt. 2. Penrod and Sam. - - pt. 3. Penrod Jashber
The two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington( Book )

67 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1846, Mr. Carewe "brought his lovely daughter home from the convent to wreck the hearts of the youth of Rouen." Betty Carewe soon finds herself pursued by two young men--but she mistakes them for the same person. Ardent suitor Crailey Gray is content to let her believe that he is his rival, Tom Vanrevel
Kate Fennigate by Booth Tarkington( Book )

20 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in English and French and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plutocrat; a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )

45 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about philistines and highbrows; the scene is Algiers and Tunis
In the arena: stories of political life by Booth Tarkington( Book )

60 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booth Tarkington served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1902; bosses, dirty tricks, vote fraud, and smoke-filled rooms bring these short fiction pieces about politics to life. Collected in 1905, the book includes Boss Gorget," The Aliens," The Need of Money," Hector," Mrs. Protheroe," and Great Men's Sons."
The fireside book of dog stories by Jack Goodman( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book of stories and articles about dogs, by and for people who are attached to them by leashes and other ties. There are stories about great danes and bull terriers, pointers, poodles, & mutts
Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington( Book )

46 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Penrod for girls in the form of Florence, the bratty younger cousin of luminous Julia Atwater, enlivens this romantic comedy set in Tarkington's Indiana of the early 20th Century."--LibriVox
The guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington( Book )

60 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysical mystery story of a man whose past has been blotted out by an injury to his brain. The story takes place in France and is written in the first person
The flirt by Booth Tarkington( Book )

63 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The magnificent Ambersons
Alternative Names
Booth Tarkington Amerikaans auteur

Booth Tarkington écrivain américain

Booth Tarkington scrittore e drammaturgo statunitense

Booth Tarkington US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Tarkington, B.

Tarkington B. 1869-1946

Tarkington, B. (Booth), 1869-1946

Tarkington, Newton Booth.

Tarkington, Newton Booth 1869-1946

Van Loot, Cornelius O

Van Loot, Cornelius Obenchain

Van Loot Cornelius Obenchain 1869-1946

Бут Таркингтон

Таркингтон Б. 1869-1946

Таркинтон Б. 1869-1946

بوث تارکینگتن

ターキントン, ブース

布斯·塔金頓

Languages
English (1,502)

French (20)

German (17)

Spanish (16)

Chinese (13)

Danish (11)

Polish (10)

Swedish (7)

Dutch (5)

Italian (3)

Czech (2)

Finnish (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Alice AdamsSeventeenPenrodMonsieur BeaucaireThe gentleman from IndianaPenrod and SamThe turmoil : a novelThe conquest of Canaan : a novel