Alice Adams [NOOK Book]

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Pulitzer Prize Winner - 1922

Alice Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers around the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affections of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. The story is set in a ...
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Alice Adams

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Overview

Pulitzer Prize Winner - 1922

Alice Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers around the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affections of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. The story is set in a lower-middle-class household in an unnamed town in the Midwest shortly after World War I.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012395344
  • Publisher: RainWall Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: Pulitzer Prize Winners , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 227 KB

Meet the Author

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an
American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer
Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.
Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, the son of John S.
Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his
maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. He
first attended Purdue University but graduated from Princeton
University in 1893. While at Princeton he was editor of the Nassau
Literary Magazine and formed the Princeton Triangle Club. He was
also voted the most popular man in his class. When Tarkington's
class graduated in 1893 he lacked sufficient credits for a degree
at Princeton, where he attended classes for two years. His later
achievements, however, won him an honorary A.M. in 1899 and an
honorary Litt.D. in 1918. He was one of the most popular American
novelists of his time, with The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck
appearing on the annual best-seller lists nine times. Tarkington's
best known work today is The Magnificent Ambersons, due in part to
its famous treatment by Orson Welles in 1942 and its frequently
favored listing on the Modern Library's list of top-100 novels. It
was the second volume in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, which traced
the growth of the United States through the decline of the
once-powerful and aristocratic Amberson family dynasty, contrasted
against the rise of industrial tycoons and "new money" families in
the economic boom years after the Civil War leading up to World War
I. Tarkington donated substantially to Purdue University and has
been recognized for his philanthropy. Tarkington Hall, an all-men's
residence hall at Purdue, is named in honor of him. Source:
Wikipedia
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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Buy it for the Cover

    I've never seen a book of fiction printed this way. Quite unique.

    I found the story often amusing, though sometimes hard to follow. Poor Mr. Adams was beset with health and spousal issues, but he is fortunate to have an understanding employer. His daughter, the star of this show, has to grow up. It can be difficult, but it works out.

    This could easily be quite depressing, but the writing is light.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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