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Tarkington, Booth 1869-1946

Works: 1,030 works in 4,015 publications in 13 languages and 93,455 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Film adaptations  Short stories  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Other, Librettist, Composer, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PS2972, 813.52
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The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( Book )
206 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,034 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 )
124 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,835 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 )
173 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,570 libraries worldwide
A tale of youth and summer time and the Baxter family, especially William
Penrod by Booth Tarkington( Book )
157 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,455 libraries worldwide
A saga of the American boy
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( Book )
167 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,348 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
The gentleman from Indiana by Booth Tarkington( Book )
143 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,214 libraries worldwide
The American author's first novel depicts the struggle of a country newspaper editor to denounce political corruption
Best American plays : supplementary volume, 1918-1958 by John Gassner( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
Collection of 17 plays which did not appear in the editor's earlier Best plays collections covering the period, 1918-1958
The gentleman from Indianapolis : a treasury of Booth Tarkington by Booth Tarkington( Book )
10 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
Short stories, three complete novels, and selections from novels
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington( Book )
95 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and held by 1,300 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 )
20 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
A wealthy socialite, Josephine tries those around her
The turmoil : a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )
71 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 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 conquest of Canaan : a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )
80 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Joe Louden, once a poor outcast in Canaan, Indiana, returns as a lawyer to find much has changed. After dealing with a love triangle involving a judge's daughter, he decides to defend an innocent man accused of murder, but must defy the town's vested interests to do so. This 1905 novel features Tarkington's gimlet-eyed view of small-town life
The two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington( Book )
68 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 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
In the arena: stories of political life by Booth Tarkington( Book )
52 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 856 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."
Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington( Book )
50 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 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 )
62 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 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 )
66 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
His own people by Booth Tarkington( Book )
34 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 libraries worldwide
In this 1907 novel about a young American, Robert Russ Mellin, sets off for Europe, where he reinvents himself as a man of wealth and culture. He succeeds well enough to capture the attention of a beautiful French woman, the Comtesse de Vaurigard--and launch himself into a rarefied and decidedly unfamiliar realm
The world does move by Booth Tarkington( Book )
27 editions published between 1928 and 1976 in English and German and held by 404 libraries worldwide
The man from home by Booth Tarkington( Book )
25 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 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
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Alternative Names
Booth Tarkington Amerikaans auteur
Booth Tarkington écrivain américain
Booth Tarkington novelista estadounidense
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 تارکینقتن
بوث تارکینگتن
ターキントン, ブース
English (1,646)
French (17)
Chinese (13)
Polish (11)
Danish (9)
Swedish (8)
German (7)
Spanish (7)
Dutch (7)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
Finnish (1)
Czech (1)
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