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Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Although he is little read now, in the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film.

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Image of Josephine book. Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction/Novel more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Books by Booth Tarkington. Mor. rivia About Image of Josephine.

This compelling satire details irresistible characteristics of social status in a small Midwestern town. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their two children are members of the lower middle-class.

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Booth Tarkington was the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington, and named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. Tarkington was also related to Chicago Mayor James Hutchinson Woodworth. Tarkington first attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, but completed his secondary education at Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school on the East Coast

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1948) A novel by Booth Tarkington. Genre: General Fiction. Used availability for Booth Tarkington's Image of Josephine. September 1988 : USA Hardback.

Sixteen Public Domain One-Act Plays by Modern Authors. Poe's Run: And Other Poems. to Which Is Appended the Book of the Chronicles of the Elis. Booth Tarkington, . American Humor and Satire. Booth Tarkington, M'Cready Sykes.

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Comments: (3)

Silly Dog
I heartily agree with the previous two reviewers. Josephine herself can be unbelievably repellent, and I looked in vain for the type of writing I so loved in Seventeen. I haven't finished Image of Josephine yet, but intend to. However, I foresee that it will be a bit of a chore.

One thing I am finding very interesting about this book is the way that Tarkington manufactures some very improbable and awkward adverbs. Here are a few examples from the beginning. Forgive my capitalizing of the offenders. I wish I could just have underlined them or put them in a bold font.
"Mrs. Thomas Oaklin, Junior, came in slowly...not over-dressed...but almost so, and SELF-PAMPEREDLY..."
"'Very well,' she said BADGEREDLY."
"...the three guests, seated somewhat SQUIRMINGLY in a row..."

I have to read Seventeen again (no chore at all, that!) and see if there are any peculiar adverbs in it. I can't remember any.
Dori
Josephine Oakly is opinionated, hard headed and intends to have her way regardless of who gets in her path. She is the heir of her grandfather's museum of art and is determined to insure that his artistic heritage continues. After all, only he understood what is good art and passed this quality down to his grand-daughter. What could those minions who staff the museum know about art?
Enter into the intrigue and politics of an art museum and its warring factions who intend to overwhelm each other at any cost. Josephine is at the center of the conflict with her grand-father's staff and won't give an inch. A young man named Baily (Josephine's cousin) comes to the museum for emotional and spiritual solace only to find turmoil. He has his own demons to face from being wounded both physically and psychologically in the war (World War II). Will this war of artistic control make or break this young man as he attempts to come to terms with himself and his relationship with Josephine?
Booth Tarkington has given us a tale with untold possibilities as a man looks through the image of a selfish woman and finds far more than what he bargained for. Baily is intrigued and repeled by his cousin who is his opposite in temperament. He must decide what he must do if he intends to become a whole man.
The story was enjoyable but dragged on at times. Josephine's portrayal was at times too negative to the point of almost being unbelievable. You find yourself wondering what could Baily possibly see in such a woman? This is not one of Tarkington's best works but you get a taste of the intrigue and manipulations of people who think that they're superior to others. You are also given the pleasure of seeing beyond the images people portray.
Isha
This has to be my favorite book ever. I love the way Booth Tarkington portrays the human emotion and spirit on the page. Josephine is a wonderful character and the ending of this book is fantastic. What is even more fantastic, however, is how he so capable of writing that makes you actually wish you were there watching the story play out. You will laugh and cry, but most of all you will absolutely love this story. I highly recommend it to all readers.
Image of Josephine download epub
Contemporary
Author: Booth Tarkington
ISBN: 0884117049
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Amereon Ltd (September 1, 1988)
Pages: 275 pages