Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington PDF

By Booth Tarkington

ISBN-10: 0553214594

ISBN-13: 9780553214598

ISBN-10: 1355182050

ISBN-13: 9781355182054

ISBN-10: 1433247887

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ISBN-10: 1977543812

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Alice Adams is a singular by way of sales space Tarkington that bought the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for the radical. It was once tailored as a movie in 1923 by means of Rowland V. Lee and, extra famously, in 1935 via George Stevens. The narrative facilities at the personality of a tender lady (the eponymous Alice Adams) who aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affections of a filthy rich younger guy named Arthur Russell. the tale is determined in a lower-middle-class loved ones in an unnamed city within the Midwest almost immediately after global battle I.

The novel starts with Virgil Adams restrained to mattress with an unnamed disorder. there's pressure among Virgil and his spouse over how he should still move approximately recuperating, and he or she pressures him to not go back to paintings for J. A. Lamb as soon as he's good. Alice, their daughter, makes an attempt to maintain peace within the relations (with combined effects) prior to jogging to her pal Mildred Palmer's condo to work out what Mildred will put on to a dance that evening.

After Alice's go back, she spends the day getting ready for the dance, going out to select violets for a bouquet, as she can't manage to pay for to shop for plants for herself. Her brother, Walter, at the beginning refuses to accompany her to the dance, yet as Alice can't move with out an escort, Mrs. Adams prevails upon Walter, and he rents a "Tin Lizzie" to force Alice to the dance.

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