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Over the pictures, the vases, the old brown plush rocking-chairs and the stool, over the three gilt chairs, over the new chintz-covered easy chair and the gray velure sofa--over everything everywhere, was the familiar coating of smoke and grime.... Yet here was not fault of housewifery; the curse could not be lifted, as the ingrained smudges permanent on the once white woodwork proved. The grime was perpetually renewed; scrubbing only ground it in. --from the novel
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.
Über den Autor:
Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis in 1889. He was a consummate interpreter of the Hoosier scene and a conscious booster of his native state, as evidenced in his best-selling Penrod adventures, Seventeen, and The Gentleman from Indiana. He was also, however, a serious and highly regarded writer, winning the Pulitzer Prize for the Magnificent Ambersons and for Alice Adams.
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0253342279
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, Bloomington, In. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: None. BRAND NEW BOOK, STILL IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS SHRINKWRAP. 384 pages, 8 figures. Introduction by David J. Nordloh. A very nice, pristine, copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002497
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 253342279
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0253342279
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, Bloomington, In, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: None. One of the Library of Indiana classics. 434 pages. Volume itself has dark blue/black cloth covers with gold lettering on the spine and the front cover and a gold emblem and borders on the front cover. Book is protected in a clear archival quality cover. Clean, fresh, tight and bright. This is a novel that won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for the author. A very nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002385
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press 2003-05-05, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0253342279 New condition. Ships immediately. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0253342279ZN
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press 2003-05-05, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0253342279. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 578710
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0253342279
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