Booth Tarkington (1869-1946) was an American author, best known for the novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is a multiple time Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner, which is an feat only accomplished by two other authors (William Faulkner and John Updike). During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered to be the greatest living American author.

Booth Tarkington made his debut as a novelist in 1899 with the novel The Gentleman From Indiana. Below is a list of Booth Tarkington’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Growth Books

The Turmoil(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magnificent Ambersons(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midlander(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Gentleman From Indiana(1899) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monsieur Beaucaire(1900) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Gray Eagle(1901) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two Vanrevels(1902) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cherry(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flirt(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penrod(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest of Quesnay(1916) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rich Man's War(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seventeen(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beasley's Christmas Party(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beautiful Lady(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty and The Jacobin(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conquest of Canaan(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gibson Upright(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guest of Quesnay(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Own People(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neither Dead Nor Sleeping(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alice Adams(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gentle Julia(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Women(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
About Fred C. Kelly, Author of Kellygrams(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plutocrat(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Claire Ambler(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ramsey Milholland(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Mrs. Greeley(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary's Neck(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wanton Mally(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Presenting Lily Mars(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Orvie(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fighting Littles(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To The Girls and Boys of Indianapolis(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Ade, One of Our Own Kind(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Hamilton and Her Nelson(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Show Piece(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Image of Josephine(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Protheroe(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Harlequin and Columbine(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Works of Booth Tarkington(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fascinating Stranger(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strack Selections(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. White, the Red Barn, Hell, and Bridewater(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Man from Home(1906) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trysting Place(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bimbo, the Pirate(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How's Your Health?(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister Antonio(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

In the Arena(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collector's Whatnot(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just Princeton(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Does Move(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Old Portraits(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Booth Tarkington on Dogs(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Open Letter from Booth Tarkington(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Your Amiable Uncle(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Plays, Playwrights, and Playgoers(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Looking Forward(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Booth Tarkington Synopses: Seventeen by Booth Tarkington is a story of youth and summertime romance. William Baxter’s seventeenth summer is spent in the throes of first love. William is smitten with Miss Lola Pratt, a visitor who speaks with a babyish lisp – mostly to her dog Flopit. He’s also tormented by his ten-year-old sister Jane, who delights in embarrassing him in public.

Alice Adams is a standalone title by Booth Tarkington. In a small Midwestern town following World War I, the title character delightedly finds herself being pursued by Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a higher social class in life. Desperate to keep her family’s lower-middle-class status a secret, she and her parents develop various schemes to keep their family afloat. Though the realities of her situation eventually reveal themselves and her relationship with Arthur fizzles, Alice’s acceptance of this leads her to seek out work to support her family with an admirable resiliency. An enchanting and authentic tale of a family’s aspirations to seek more out of life, Alice Adams reveals the strength of the human spirit and its incredible ability to evolve.

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