Booth Tarkington


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Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. more »

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  • ''An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.''
    Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), U.S. novelist, playwright. Gallup, in "The Hopeful Pessimist," Looking Forward and Others (1926).
  • ''There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.''
    Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), U.S. author. Penrod, ch. 10 (1914).
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