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 The Growth Trilogy Books

The Turmoil (1915)Description / Buy at
The Magnificent Ambersons (1918)Description / Buy at
Midlander (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Penrod Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Gentleman from Indiana (1899)Description / Buy at
Monsieur Beaucaire (1900)Description / Buy at
Old Gray Eagle (1901)Description / Buy at
The Two Vanrevels (1902)Description / Buy at
Cherry (1903)Description / Buy at
The Flirt (1913)Description / Buy at
The Rich Man's War (1917)Description / Buy at
Seventeen (1917)Description / Buy at
Beasley's Christmas Party (1919)Description / Buy at
The Beautiful Lady (1919)Description / Buy at
Beauty and the Jacobin (1919)Description / Buy at
The Conquest of Canaan (1919)Description / Buy at
The Gibson Upright (1919)Description / Buy at
The Guest of Quesnay (1919)Description / Buy at
His Own People (1919)Description / Buy at
Neither Dead nor Sleeping (1920)Description / Buy at
Alice Adams (1921)Description / Buy at
Gentle Julia (1922)Description / Buy at
Women (1925)Description / Buy at
About Fred C. Kelly, author of Kellygrams (1926)Description / Buy at
The Plutocrat (1927)Description / Buy at
Claire Ambler (1928)Description / Buy at
Young Mrs. Greeley (1929)Description / Buy at
Ramsey Milholland (1929)Description / Buy at
Mary's Neck (1932)Description / Buy at
Wanton Mally (1932)Description / Buy at
Presenting Lily Mars (1933)Description / Buy at
Little Orvie (1934)Description / Buy at
The Fighting Littles (1941)Description / Buy at
To the Girls and Boys of Indianapolis (1942)Description / Buy at
Lady Hamilton and Her Nelson (1945)Description / Buy at
The Showpiece (1947)Description / Buy at
Image of Josephine (1948)Description / Buy at
Mrs. Protheroe (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Harlequin and Columbine (1918)Description / Buy at
The Works of Booth Tarkington ... (1922)Description / Buy at
The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories (1923)Description / Buy at
Strack selections from Booth Tarkington's stories, (1926)Description / Buy at
Mr. White, The red barn, Hell, and Bridewater, (1935)Description / Buy at
Stories (1984)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Man from Home (1915)Description / Buy at
The Trysting Place (2020)Description / Buy at
Bimbo, the Pirate ; (2020)Description / Buy at
How's your Health? (2020)Description / Buy at
Mister Antonio; (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

In the Arena (1905)Description / Buy at
The Collector's Whatnot (1923)Description / Buy at
Just Princeton (1924)Description / Buy at
The World Does Move (1928)Description / Buy at
Some Old Portraits (1939)Description / Buy at
Booth Tarkington on Dogs (1944)Description / Buy at
An Open Letter from Booth Tarkington (1945)Description / Buy at
Your Amiable Uncle (1949)Description / Buy at
On Plays, Playwrights, And Playgoers (1959)Description / Buy at
Looking Forward And Others. (1969)Description / Buy at
Dr. Panofsky and Mr. Tarkington: An Exchange of Letters, 1938-1946 (With: Erwin Panofsky,Richard Ludwig) (1974)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Second Christmas Megapack(2012)Description / Buy at
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Description / Buy at

If You Like Booth Tarkington Books, You’ll Love…

  • Jerome K. Jerome
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • Stephen Vincent Benet

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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