Novels & stories / Booth Tarkington ; Thomas Mallon, editor.
Contributor(s): Mallon, Thomas [editor.].Material type: TextSeries: Library of America: 319.Publisher: New York, NY : The Library of America, Description: 669 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781598536201; 1598536206.Other title: Novels and stories | Tarkington : novels & stories.Uniform titles: Works. Selections Contained works: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. Magnificent Ambersons | Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. Alice Adams | Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. In the arena.Subject(s): Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Inheritance and successions -- Fiction | Children of the rich -- Fiction | Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction | Social change -- Fiction | Young women -- Fiction | Social classes -- Fiction | Middle class families -- Fiction | Indiana -- Fiction | United States -- Social life and customs -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.52 LOC classification: PS2971 | .M35 2019
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Includes bibliographical references.
The magnificent Ambersons -- Alice Adams -- In the arena.
Here are three indispensable works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning laureate of the American heartland, including the novels that inspired a classic film by Orson Welles and an Oscar-nominated performance by Katharine Hepburn. The Magnificent Ambersons depicts the fall from grace of George Minafer, scion of the once-unassailable Amberson family whose wealth and grandeur are in precipitous decline. Alice Adams, perhaps Booth Tarkington's greatest work, offers a psychologically nuanced portrait of a self-aware young woman whose social prospects are rapidly diminishing. Tarkington's gifts as a story writer are displayed in the collection In the Arena: Stories of Political Life, published not long after he served as an Indiana state representative and drawing unforgettable from his firsthand encounter with the rough-and-tumble of real-world politics. With original illustrations from the first editions, helpful annotation, and a newly researched chronology of Tarkington's life and career.