NEWTON BOOTH TARKINGTON (July 29, 1869-May
19, 1946) was an American novelist is one of only three novelists to win the
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John
Updike. His fiction is set in his native
Indiana. In 1902, he served in the
Indiana House of Representatives as a Republican. He saw his service as a
responsibility and consistent with his family’s extension public service
record. He remained politically
conservative his entire life, supporting Prohibition, opposing FDR and working
against FDR’s New Deal.
Tarkington was one of the more popular novelists of his time. Today, he is best known for his novel The Magnificent Ambersons, which Orson Welles filmed in 1942.
Offering a beautifully matted and framed ALS from his home in Maine, Nov. 24, 1924, to an acquaintance, in part “…I was very glad to send you this brief missive to place in your first collection of ‘Monsieur Beaucaire.’ Thanking you for your interest…Sincerely yours, Booth Tarkington.” Also includes an image of Tarkington and a cover from The Gentleman From Indianapolis. Overall frame size 12 1/2 x 14 3/4.
In excellent condition.
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