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The Resource Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown ; introduction by Donald Gray

Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown ; introduction by Donald Gray

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Alice Adams
Title
Alice Adams
Statement of responsibility
Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown ; introduction by Donald Gray
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Subject
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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
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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
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1922.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
058510
Cataloging source
DLC
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Library of Indiana classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown ; introduction by Donald Gray
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Publication
Copyright
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
ocm50919946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 434 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780253215932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
CORE COLLECTION
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown ; introduction by Donald Gray
Publication
Copyright
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
ocm50919946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 434 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780253215932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
CORE COLLECTION
Other physical details
illustrations

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