Alice Adams

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$7.49
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.31 X 9.02 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781974691616
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About the Author

Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist, known for most of his career as "The Midwesterner." Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tarkington was a personable and charming student who studied at both Purdue and Princeton University. Earning no degrees, the young author cemented his memory and place in the society of higher education on his popularity alone--being familiar with several clubs, the college theater and voted "most popular" in the class of 1893. His writing career began just six years later with his debut novel, The Gentleman from Indiana and from there, Tarkington would enjoy two decades of critical and commercial acclaim. Coming to be known for his romanticized and picturesque depiction of the Midwest, he would become one of only four authors to win the Pulitzer Prize more than once for The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams (1921), at one point being considered America's greatest living author, comparable only to Mark Twain. While in the later half of the twentieth century Tarkington's work fell into obscurity, it is undeniable that at the height of his career, Tarkington's literary work and reputation were untouchable.