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The basis for George Stevens's major motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in her Oscar-nominated leading role.In a small Midwestern town in the wake of World War I, Alice Adams delightedly finds herself being pursued by Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a higher social class in life. Desperate to keep her family's lower-middle-class status a secret, she and her parents concoct various schemes to keep their family afloat. Though the realities of her situation eventually reveal themselves and her relationship with Arthur fizzles, Alice's acceptance of this leads her to seek out work to support her family with an admirable resiliency. An enchanting and authentic tale of a family's aspirations to seek more out of life, Alice Adams reveals the strength of the human spirit and its incredible ability to evolve. Originally published in 1921, this bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was adapted into film twice, and its heroine, the sparkling Alice Adams, still resonates with readers today.With a new foreword by Anne Edwards. Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ganadora del Premio Pulitzer en 1918, esta novela narra dos trágicas historias de amor ligadas al declive de una aristocrática dinastía americana: los magníficos Amberson. El protagonista de este drama histórico es George Amberson Minafer, el arrogante heredero de la fortuna familiar, que se verá desafiado por los vertiginosos cambios que trajo consigo la era del automóvil. «El retrato más sincero y despiadado sobre los cambios sociales en el medio oeste americano.» ORSON WELLES Booth Tarkington (1869-1946) nació en Indianápolis, Indiana, en una familia de clase media, y estudió en la Academia Philips y en las universidades de Purdue y Princeton. A lo largo de su carrera recibió dos premios Pulitzer (proeza sólo igualada por Faulkner) y disfrutó de un gran éxito de público. Además de El cuarto mandamiento (1918), la novela que Orson Welles llevó al cine en 1942, escribió The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), Seventeen (1916), Alice Adams (1921) y varias obras de teatro.
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From the Book Jacket: Booth Tarkington's knowledge of art and the men who deal in it is deep and wide. In this novel, a lively and penetrating revelation of people and art, he uses that knowledge with telling effect. Rumbin, the art-dealer whose ambition is to move his galleries uptown to Fifty-seventh Street, is a vivid and unforgettable creation, with his immense bulk, his unplaceable accent, his encyclopaedic understanding at once of human nature and of the tricks of his trade. To his dusty little shop one day wanders a young man in search of a job. Howard Cattlet's only assets are an "aristocratic dumb face" and a cutaway a classmate's wedding forced him to buy. What Rumbin needs in his business are exactly the cutaway and young Mr. Cattlet's dumb look. With them is Georgina Horne, Mr. Rumbin's gray-eyed secretary, who makes Cattlet feel that art is long but time fleeting when he can't get her to look at him. Their adventures together, now poor, now basking in the temporary riches of a lucky sale, are filled with true Tarkington gaiety. Behind the exciting progress of Rumbin's fortunes lies a romance reminiscent in its grave and touching beauty of the well-remembered romances in his best-loved books
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