Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
Newton Booth Tarkington.
American author, playwright and illustrator born in Indianapolis. Much of his
fiction was set in Indiana, and satirized the class system of his time. Two of his
novels, The Magnificent Ambersons (below) and Alice Adams (1921) won
the Pulitzer Prize.
The Magnificent Ambersons. 1918.
The story of the fading fortunes of the Ambersons, a Midwestern aristocratic
family, as the town they lorded it over grows and power shifts to industialist tycoons.
Winner of the 1919 Pulitzer Prize for best novel. Second in the Growth trilogy;
preceded by The Turmoil (1915) and succeeded by The Midlander (1923), a.k.a.
National Avenue (1927). Adapted to film by Orson Wells in 1942, and to television
May 15, 2009,
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