Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

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.

The 2176th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Alice Adams Hardcover 4410399 $15.98 1927
Alice Adams Audible Audio Edition 57303 $11.95 2008
Alice Adams Hardcover 845061 $24.89 $24.51 2006
Alice Adams Hardcover 4081564 $4.98
Alice Adams Annotated Paperback 846579 $11.66 2021
Alice Adams: Annotated Complete Biographical Introduction Paperback 1765665 $14.99 2021
Alice Adams: "Destiny has a constant passion for the incongruous." Kindle Edition 705971 $2.49 2013
Booth Tarkington: Alice Adams Paperback 4639747 $8.95 2010
Alice Adams Paperback 699056 $6.60 2014
Alice Adams (with original illustrations by Arthur William Brown) Kindle Edition 169734 2014
Alice Adams (Library of Indiana Classics) Hardcover 3398597 $21.23 $9.08 2003
Alice Adams [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 796198 $2.99 2004
Alice Adams Paperback 1851077 $7.88 $24.04 2009
Alice Adams (Bantam Classic) Mass Market Paperback 3019714 $7.99 $1.23 1997
Alice Adams Audio CD 4953633 $56.70 $9.80 2008
Alice Adams Paperback 796679 $7.99 2021
Alice Adams Paperback 6579735 $9.49 2013
Alice Adams Paperback 2671477 $7.25 $6.95 2012
Alice Adams Paperback 2203757 $7.39 $4.50 2010
Alice Adams Paperback 2851335 $7.19 2013
Alice Adams Audio CD 7790082 $21.83 2009
Alice Adams Annotated Paperback 451983 $13.99 2020
Alice Adams (Library of Indiana Classics) Paperback 5494940 $10.96 $2.49 2003
Alice Adams Kindle Edition 433229 2015
Alice Adams Hardcover 4608394 $20.00 $31.61 2017
Alice Adams Paperback 4372749 $14.85 $0.50 2007
Alice Adams Kindle Edition 144351 2020
Alice Adams Hardcover 4638316
Alice Adams: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1922 Paperback 4161262 $9.99 2019
Alice Adams Paperback 526255 $5.49 2018
Alice Adams Hardcover 306241 $18.99 $17.09 2008
Alice Adams Paperback 1122862 $10.95 2019
Alice Adams Paperback 2889436 $7.90 $4.99 2011
Alice Adams Hardcover 3452152 $99.99 $1.25
Alice Adams Paperback 8627720 $11.17 2006
Alice Adams (illustrated by Arthur William Brown) Kindle Edition 234818 2015
Alice Adams Mass Market Paperback 5374080 $138.13 $2.99 1961
Alice Adams Paperback 11978704 $11.83 $0.01 2006
Alice Adams: Annotated Complete Biographical Introduction Kindle Edition 768962 $2.99 2021
A Collection of Booth Tarkington (5 Books)-Alice Adams,The Magnificent Ambersons,Monsieur Beaucaire,The Man from Home and The Gibson Upright Kindle Edition 472849 $1.99 2012