Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 1869 ( MDCCCLXIX) is a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, This is an article about the 1918 novel For the 1942 film adaptaton see The Magnificent Ambersons (film The Magnificent Ambersons Alice Adams is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Booth Tarkington which was also adapted into a 1935 comedy/drama film
Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. Newton Booth ( December 30, 1825 July 14, 1892) was an American politician He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Purdue University and Princeton University. Phillips Exeter Academy (also called Exeter, Phillips Exeter or PEA) is a Co-educational independent Boarding school for grades 9–12 Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. While at Princeton he was editor of the Nassau Literary Magazine, made a member of The Ivy Club and formed the Princeton Triangle Club. The Ivy Club, was founded in 1879 with Arthur Hawley Scribner as its first head The Princeton Triangle Club is a theater troupe at Princeton University. He was also voted the most popular man in his class. When Tarkington's class graduated in 1893 he lacked sufficient credits for a degree, but was eventually able to earn two Princeton degrees, based on his later achievements, an honorary A. M. in 1899 and an honorary Litt. D. in 1918.
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.
Tarkington's best known work today is The Magnificent Ambersons, due in part to its famous treatment by Orson Welles in 1942 and its frequently favored listing on the Modern Library's list of top-100 novels. This is an article about the 1918 novel For the 1942 film adaptaton see The Magnificent Ambersons (film The Magnificent Ambersons The Modern Library, a current division of Random House Publishers was founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and Horace Liveright. It was the second volume in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, which traced the growth of the United States through the decline of the once-powerful and aristocratic Amberson family dynasty, contrasted against the rise of industrial tycoons and "new money" families in the economic boom years after the Civil War leading up to World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
Tarkington referenced his Midwest roots in his work The Gentleman from Indiana, and he donated substantially to Purdue University, being highly recognized for his philanthropy. Tarkington Hall, an all-men's residence hall at Purdue, is named in honor of him. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for