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Alice Adams

By: Booth Tarkington
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Alice Adams" is a compelling novel written by Booth Tarkington, a renowned American author and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. This story revolves around the life of Alice Adams, a young and aslo ambitious woman from a lower-middle-class family living in the fictional town of Zenith. Despite her humble background, Alice dreams of social advancement and strives to fit into the upper echelons of society. She yearns to escape the limitations of her family's financial constraints and gain acceptance among the town's elite. As the narrative unfolds, Alice's aspirations lead her to various social events and gatherings. However, her efforts to impress others often result in awkward situations and also disappointment. Despite her genuine charm and good intentions and also Alice struggles to navigate the complexities of social etiquette and the expectations of her new acquaintances. Throughout the novel, Tarkington skillfully explores themes of class distinctions, societal expectations, and the pursuit of personal happiness. As Alice grapples with her desire to belong and be loved for who she is, readers witness her growth and maturation as a character. "Alice Adams" is a poignant and also honest portrayal of the human desire for acceptance and the challenges faced by those seeking to transcend their circumstances.

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Booth Tarkington

The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams are among the works of American author Newton Booth Tarkington, who was born on July 29, 1869, and died on May 19, 1946. (1921). He is one of just four authors who have twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He was regarded as the best-living novelist in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s. The son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Booth, Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was given the name Newton Booth in honor of his maternal uncle. The Triangle Club, subsequently known as Triangle, was created with his help, and he began the custom of staging student plays there. A blatant Midwestern regionalist, Tarkington based a large portion of his novels in his home state of Indiana. He twice received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his books The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, in 1919 and 1922. Given his family's long history of public service, Tarkington believed that gentlemen in his socioeconomic position had a duty to serve their communities. One of the more well-known American authors of his period was Tarkington. Satirical and meticulously documented analyses of the American class structure make up a large portion of Tarkington's writing.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 224Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396060
  • ISBN-13:9789359396064
  • Item Weight: 336g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.6mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General