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Alice Adams

Alice Adams

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by Booth Tarkington
     
 

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This Pulitizer Prize-winning novel, perhaps Tarkington's best, tells the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. Alice Adams's resiliency of spirit makes her one of Tarkington's most compelling female characters.


About the Author:
Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis in 1889.

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This Pulitizer Prize-winning novel, perhaps Tarkington's best, tells the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. Alice Adams's resiliency of spirit makes her one of Tarkington's most compelling female characters.


About the Author:
Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis in 1889. He was a consummate interpreter of the Hoosier scene and a conscious booster of his native state, as evidenced in his best-selling Penrod adventures, Seventeen, and The Gentleman from Indiana. He was also, however, a serious and highly regarded writer, winning the Pulitzer Prize for the Magnificent Ambersons and for Alice Adams.

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Over the pictures, the vases, the old brown plush rocking-chairs and the stool, over the three gilt chairs, over the new chintz-covered easy chair and the gray velure sofa—over everything everywhere, was the familiar coating of smoke and grime.... Yet here was not fault of housewifery; the curse could not be lifted, as the ingrained smudges permanent on the once white woodwork proved. The grime was perpetually renewed; scrubbing only ground it in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406548853
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis in 1889. He was a consummate interpreter of the Hoosier scene and a conscious booster of his native state, as evidenced in his best-selling Penrod adventures, Seventeen, and The Gentleman from Indiana. He was also, however, a serious and highly regarded writer, winning the Pulitzer Prize for the Magnificent Ambersons and for Alice Adams.

Indiana University Press

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Alice Adams 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
puzzleman More than 1 year ago
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.
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