Booth Tarkington

1869 - 1946

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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 (1918) and Alice Adams (1921). He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike, and Colson Whitehead. In the 1910s and 1920s he was considered United States greatest living author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Booth Tarkington has received more than 438,761 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Booth Tarkington is the 5,628th most popular writer (down from 5,081st in 2019), the 9,775th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,228th in 2019) and the 753rd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Booth Tarkington ranks 5,628 out of 5,755Before him are Naja Marie Aidt, Michael Parenti, John Toll, Alice Sebold, Alyson Noël, and Alain LeRoy Locke. After him are David Halberstam, Kristina Brenk, Ahmad NikTalab, Henry Lawson, Paulina Chiziane, and Ravindra Prabhat.

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Among people born in 1869, Booth Tarkington ranks 138Before him are Stephen Leacock, Bernard Pyne Grenfell, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Bertha Townsend, Ellen Hansell, and Charley Grapewin. After him are John Kunkel Small, Joshua Pim, Tom Kiely, and William Murrill. Among people deceased in 1946, Booth Tarkington ranks 196Before him are Kate Bruce, Vincent Youmans, Harlan F. Stone, Adriaan van Maanen, Edgar Syers, and Lionel Atwill. After him are John Langalibalele Dube, Jeanie MacPherson, João Sassetti, Miles Mander, Helen Bannerman, and Florence Turner.

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Among people born in United States, Booth Tarkington ranks 9,775 out of 18,182Before him are Florence La Badie (1888), Elliot Richardson (1920), Alma Bennett (1904), Leonidas Polk (1806), Sleepy John Estes (1899), and James Rector (1884). After him are Sid Grauman (1879), Marion Leonard (1881), Sofia Carson (1993), Peyton Randolph (1721), David Halberstam (1934), and Susan Dey (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Booth Tarkington ranks 753Before him are Harry Turtledove (1949), Michael Parenti (1933), John Toll (1952), Alice Sebold (1963), Alyson Noël (1965), and Alain LeRoy Locke (1885). After him are David Halberstam (1934), Madeline Miller (1978), Geraldo Rivera (1943), Edward Everett Hale (1822), Sarah J. Maas (1986), and Kenneth Rexroth (1905).