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Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington (1869 - May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist

Booth Tarkington was born on July 29, 1869 in Indianapolis. He was one of the most popular American novelists of his time with The Two Vanrevels and Mary's Neck appearing on the annual best-seller lists nine times.

In 2001, his book The Magnificent Ambersons was named as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.

  • The Gentleman from Indiana (1899)
  • Monsieur Beaucaire (1900; later adapted for the stage)
  • The Two Vanrevels (1902)
  • Penrod (1914)
  • Penrod and Sam (1916)
  • Seventeen (1917)
  • Gentle Julia (1922)
  • The Turmoil (1915)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1918; filmed 1941 by Orson Welles, won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize)
  • The Midlander (1924) (1927; the last two combined as Growth)
  • The Plutocrat (1927)
  • Alice Adams (1921; filmed 1935, won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Claire Ambler (1928)
  • Mirthful Haven (1930)
  • Mary's Neck (1932)
  • Presenting Lily Mars (1933)

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