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Tarkington, Booth 1869-1946

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The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( Book )

251 editions published between 1918 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 7,355 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 family serves as a metaphor for the old society that crumbled after the Industrial Revolution while a middle-western town spread and darkened into a city. George Amberson Minafer is the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of industrial tycoons and land developers whose power comes not through family connections but through financial dealings and modern manufacturing, George descends from the Midwestern aristocracy to the working class. As the wheels of industry transform the social landscape, the definitions of ambition, success, and loyalty also change
Penrod by Booth Tarkington( )

196 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 5,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of the American boy
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington( )

155 editions published between 1921 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 5,977 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( )

187 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 5,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of the first love experience of William Sylvanus Baxter shows an insight into the emotions and mental processes of the adolescent boy
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( )

192 editions published between 1899 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 4,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Frenchman did very well what he had planned to do. His guess that the Duke would cheat proved good. As the unshod half-dozen figures that had been standing noiselessly in the entryway stole softly into the shadows of the chamber, he leaned across the table and smilingly plucked a card out of the big Englishman's sleeve
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington( )

127 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 4,428 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
The conquest of Canaan : a novel by Booth Tarkington( )

94 editions published between 1905 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 3,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Louden, a previously profligate young man, returns to his Indiana hometown to practice law
The turmoil : a novel by Newton Booth Tarkington( )

91 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,363 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
The gentleman from Indiana by Booth Tarkington( Book )

183 editions published between 1899 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booth Tarkington's first novel, The Gentleman From Indiana, lays out a number of the recurring themes that would reappear in many of the author's later works, including a Midwestern setting and a highly moral protagonist who battles against forces of evil which are often symptomatic of deeper problems in the United States. In this story, the upright John Harkness returns to his hometown after law school, only to find himself locked in conflict with a group of racist crusaders
The flirt by Booth Tarkington( )

90 editions published between 1913 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora Madison, the town flirt, delights in making men love her and then dropping them, so when newcomer Valentine Corliss arrives, she views him as just another potential victim
Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington( )

60 editions published between 1922 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,948 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( )

73 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 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 two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington( Book )

84 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful Betty Carewe returns from the convent where she was studying, guarded over by her father, a rich and powerful citizen of Rouen. The two young men who ultimately vie for her attentions are Tom Vanrevel and Crailey Gray who are also the two young men that her father wants her to stay away from
In the arena: stories of political life by Booth Tarkington( Book )

58 editions published between 1905 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 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 gentleman from Indianapolis : a treasury of Booth Tarkington by Booth Tarkington( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 1957 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, three complete novels, and selections from novels
Best American plays : supplementary volume, 1918-1958 by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 17 plays which did not appear in the editor's earlier Best plays collections covering the period, 1918-1958
Image of Josephine by Booth Tarkington( Book )

23 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy socialite, Josephine tries those around her
His own people by Booth Tarkington( )

46 editions published between 1907 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass-domed palm-room of the Grand Continental Hotel Magnifique in Rome is of vasty heights and distances, filled with a mellow green light which filters down languidly through the upper foliage of tall palms, so that the two hundred people who may be refreshing or displaying themselves there at the tea-hour have something the look of under-water creatures playing upon the sea-bed. They appear, however, to be unaware of their condition; even the ladies, most like anemones of that gay assembly, do not seem to know it; and when the Hungarian band (crustacean-like in costume, and therefore well within the picture) has sheathed its flying tentacles and withdrawn by dim processes, the tea-drinkers all float out through the doors, instead of bubbling up and away through the filmy roof
The man from home by Booth Tarkington( )

30 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this southern Italian comedy of errors, American siblings Horace and Ethel Granger-Simpson attempt to have Ethel marry the Honorable Almeric St. Aubyn. The siblings must deal with their guardian Daniel Voorhees Pike of Kokomo, Indiana who refuses to liquidate the family fortune for the marriage. Written in Paris in 1906, this play ran in Chicago for a year and was a hit on Broadway in 1908
Beasley's Christmas party by Booth Tarkington( )

40 editions published between 1909 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas classic featuring a crippled boy and a politician
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The magnificent Ambersons
PenrodAlice AdamsSeventeenMonsieur BeaucairePenrod and SamThe conquest of Canaan : a novelThe turmoil : a novelThe gentleman from Indiana
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Tarkington, B.

Tarkington B. 1869-1946

Tarkington, B. (Booth), 1869-1946

Tarkington, Booth

Tarkington, Newton Booth.

Tarkington, Newton Booth 1869-1946

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