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The Resource Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington

Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington

Label
Alice Adams
Title
Alice Adams
Statement of responsibility
by Booth Tarkington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. It is against this dingy backdrop that Alice Adams seeks to distinguish herself. She goes to a dance in a used dress, which her mother attempts to renew by changing the lining and adding some lace. She adorns herself not with orchids sent by the florist but with a bouquet of violets she has picked herself. Because her family cannot afford to equip her with the social props or "background" so needed to shine in society. Alice is forced to make do. Ultimately, her ambitions for making a successful marriage must be tempered by the realities of her situation. Alice Adams's resiliency of spirit makes her one of Tarkington's most compelling female characters. A Pulitzer Prize--winning novel that depicts the ambitions and delusions of a middle-class Midwestern family
Cataloging source
WHP
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.T175
  • PS2972
LC item number
Al 2000
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • " ... printed in an edition limited to 80 copies."
  • Originally published: 1921
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6012983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44950423
  • (OCoLC)44950423
Label
Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington
Publication
Note
  • " ... printed in an edition limited to 80 copies."
  • Originally published: 1921
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6012983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44950423
  • (OCoLC)44950423

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