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Alice Adams

Author: Booth Tarkington; Traci Svendsgaard; Blackstone Audiobooks.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. It is against this dingy backdrop that Alice Adams seeks to distinguish herself. She goes to a dance in a used dress, which her mother attempts to renew by changing the lining and adding some lace. She adorns herself not with orchids sent by the florist but with a bouquet of violets she has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)237202375
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Booth Tarkington; Traci Svendsgaard; Blackstone Audiobooks.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
ISBN: 9781433247910 1433247917
OCLC Number: 316796284
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 17, 2009).
Unabridged.
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
Duration: 8 hr., 0 min.
Performer(s): Read by Traci Svendsgaard.
Description: 1 sound file : digital
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Ingram Media Manager (file size: 105453208 bytes).
Responsibility: Booth Tarkington.

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This is the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. It is against this dingy backdrop that Alice Adams seeks to distinguish herself. She goes to a dance in a used dress, which her mother attempts to renew by changing the lining and adding some lace. She adorns herself not with orchids sent by the florist but with a bouquet of violets she has picked herself. Because her family cannot afford to equip her with the social props or "background" so needed to shine in society. Alice is forced to make do. Ultimately, her ambitions for making a successful marriage must be tempered by the realities of her situation. Alice Adams's resiliency of spirit makes her one of Tarkington's most compelling female characters. A Pulitzer Prize--winning novel that depicts the ambitions and delusions of a middle-class Midwestern family.

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