Booth Tarkington

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Booth Tarkington


Born
in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
July 29, 1869

Died
May 19, 1946

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Newton Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction/Novel more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike and Colson Whitehead. Although he is little read now, in the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. ...more

Average rating: 3.76 · 19,971 ratings · 2,049 reviews · 213 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Magnificent Ambersons

3.78 avg rating — 10,930 ratings — published 1918 — 314 editions
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Alice Adams

3.64 avg rating — 4,355 ratings — published 1921 — 295 editions
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Penrod

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3.91 avg rating — 1,335 ratings — published 1914 — 264 editions
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Seventeen

3.87 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 1915 — 24 editions
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Penrod and Sam

4.05 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 1916 — 175 editions
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The Turmoil (The Growth Tri...

3.84 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 1915 — 159 editions
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Penrod Jashber

4.13 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1929 — 20 editions
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The Gentleman from Indiana

3.86 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1899 — 129 editions
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Beasley's Christmas Party

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3.90 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1909 — 107 editions
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Monsieur Beaucaire

3.15 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1900 — 80 editions
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Quotes by Booth Tarkington  (?)
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“Gossip is never fatal until it is denied.”
Booth Tarkington

“Gossip is never fatal until it is denied. Gossip goes on about every human being alive and about all the dead that are alive enough to be remembered, and yet almost never does any harm until some defender makes a controversy. Gossip's a nasty thing, but it's sickly, and if people of good intentions will let it entirely alone, it will die, ninety-nine times out of a hundred.”
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

“Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

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