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Tarkington, Booth 1869-1946

Works: 952 works in 3,513 publications in 13 languages and 82,722 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Other, Librettist, Composer, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Conceptor
Classifications: PS2972, 813.5
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The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( Book )
178 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 6,256 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
Penrod by Booth Tarkington( Book )
160 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,813 libraries worldwide
A saga of the American boy
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington( Book )
119 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,936 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 a tale of youth and summer time and the Baxter family, especially William by Booth Tarkington( file )
156 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,884 libraries worldwide
A tale of youth and summer time and the Baxter family, especially William
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( Book )
191 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 4,621 libraries worldwide
Tarkington's second novel (1900), set in 18th-century England, spawned two movies, a play, and an operetta. Beaucaire, barber to the French Ambassador, blackmails his way into high society and the interest of Lady Mary Carlisle, and is soon over his head in a whirlwind of duels, highwaymen, card-cheats, masquerades, and intrigue
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington( file )
84 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in English and held by 3,446 libraries worldwide
The follow-up to the beloved Penrod, this novel from acclaimed author Booth Tarkington focuses on the relationship between best pals Penrod Schofield and Sam Williams as they navigate the pitfalls of adolescence and fumble toward adulthood. Though originally written for a young adult audience, Penrod is an eminently memorable character who will entertain readers of every age
The turmoil by Booth Tarkington( file )
56 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 2,581 libraries worldwide
Industrialist James Sheridan, Sr., once a laborer, insists on moulding the careers of his three sons; however, he loses James, Jr., in a flood disaster, and Roscoe suffers a mental breakdown. Realizing his mistake, he begins to insure the happiness of the third son, Bibbs, by bringing him together with Mary, the girl he loves
The gentleman from Indiana by Booth Tarkington( Book )
129 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,532 libraries worldwide
Tarkington's first novel, published in 1899, features a crusading young editor, John Harkless, who comes to the small Indiana town of Plattsville to edit the dying local paper only to find corruption by a band of local thugs . . . and romance with a woman who exceeds all expectations
The conquest of Canaan by Booth Tarkington( file )
70 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,503 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 Flirt by Booth Tarkington( file )
57 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington has an amazingly deft touch with characterization, and the tense relationship between town flirt Cora Madison and her quieter sister Laura is so compelling that the story has been the basis for a number of filmed versions. As with Tarkington's later novel The Magnificent Ambersons, The Flirt is a thoroughly entertaining portrait of a dysfunctional but ultimately loving family
Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington( Book )
47 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
Although the title character, Julia, is a sweet and pretty girl with dozens of admirers, it is her young cousin Florence who really steals the show with her tart observations and complicated schemes. Author Booth Tarkington was known as an uncannily apt creator of child characters, and he hits the ball out of the park with Gentle Julia. This delightful story is a must-read for classic literature lovers of all ages
The gentleman from Indianapolis; a treasury of Booth Tarkington by Booth Tarkington( Book )
9 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Image of Josephine by Booth Tarkington( Book )
18 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
A wealthy socialite, Josephine tries those around her
The two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington( Book )
65 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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 )
57 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 1,176 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 guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington( Book )
63 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Written while Tarkington was living in Paris in 1907, The Guest of Quesnay tells the provocative story of Larabee Harmon, the most profligate rich American in France, who is involved in an open extramarital affair with a Spanish dancer, Mariana. After the illicit lovers are critically injured in an automobile accident, Mariana mysteriously disappears and Larabee begins a slow convalescence under the care of a famous psychiatrist
Kate Fennigate by Booth Tarkington( Book )
16 editions published between 1942 and 1949 in English and French and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
The plutocrat; a novel by Booth Tarkington( Book )
41 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 988 libraries worldwide
Comedy about philistines and highbrows; the scene is Algiers and Tunis
Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington( Book )
26 editions published in 1928 in 3 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Character sketch of Claire and the long procession of men who loved her
Rumbin galleries by Booth Tarkington( Book )
11 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Mr. Rumbin, art dealer, and his young assistant are honest with clients but sharp with other dealers
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Alternative Names
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
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