The Novels of Booth Tarkington
  • The Gentleman from Indiana (1899)
    Small-town newspaper editor John Harkless incurs the vengeance of local politicos and Klansmen while his melancholy steers him into an unexpected romance. A fine first novel with some wonderful prose and still-relevant themes, if over-plotted.
  • Alice Adams (1921)
    This lightly-plotted story concerns a 22-year-old young woman, flirty, thoughtless, and self-absorbed. She is 22, virginal, living at home with her parents, socially isolated, ordinary, and virtually skill-less. What is to become of a girl like Alice?