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10) Gentle Julia
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13) The flirt
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Booth Tarkington has an amazingly deft touch with characterization, and the tense relationship between town flirt Cora Madison and her quieter sister Laura is so compelling that the story has been the basis for a number of filmed versions. As with Tarkington's later novel The Magnificent Ambersons, The Flirt is a thoroughly entertaining portrait of a dysfunctional but ultimately loving family.
In American author Booth Tarkington's best-known novels and stories, he describes the changing of the cultural guard in the United States as the moneyed aristocracy gave way to the up-and-coming robber barons and titans of industry. In The Guest of Quesnay, Tarkington casts his social scrutiny on a different continent, using the figure of an American painter in Paris as a lens through which to explore relationships between European and American...
American novelist Booth Tarkington was a keen observer of the divisions between social classes in the United States, and his stories often focused on those who reigned supreme in the country's halls of power. The collection In the Arena brings together a number of Tarkington's best-known short works that deal with various aspects of the U.S. political process.
16) His own people.
Many people who are traveling abroad take the opportunity to forge a new, albeit temporary, identity for themselves. In his quest to be welcomed among the upper crust in Europe, American Robert Russ Mellin creates a moneyed, cultured alter ego. However, before long, Mellin happens to encounter a man who is the embodiment of everything that he himself aspires to be. Will he survive this collision of the real and the imaginary?
Stoke the fire, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and curl up with this heartwarming Christmas tale from beloved American author Booth Tarkington. Set in an unnamed state in the Midwest, Beasley's Christmas Party follows the adventures of a journalist who has just moved to town to join the staff of the local newspaper. Soon after arriving, he becomes aware of an interesting and eccentric local character named David Beasley whose political prospects...
Is there something about aesthetic beauty that can soothe the soul of even the most troubled individual? That's the question at the center of Booth Tarkington's eminently entertaining short novel The Beautiful Lady. In the story, a down-on-his-luck Italian who is barely scraping by in Paris has his whole life turned upside down by a chance encounter with the enchanting temptress referred to in the book's title.