Alice Adams

Alice Adams

  • Author: Booth Tarkington
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 284 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781537338187
  • Edition Language: English


  • Alice Adams is the story of a family who could not quite keep up with the wealthy families in town — but did everything in their power to appear that they could. Show Excerpt that the squalor of the night-light, in its seeming effort to show against the forerunning of the sun itself, had stimulated some half-buried perception within him to sketch the painful little synopsis of an autobiography.

    In spite of noises without, he drowsed again, not knowing that he did; and when he opened his eyes the nurse was just rising from her cot. He took no pleasure in the sight, it may be said. She exhibited to him a face mismodelled by sleep, and set like a clay face left on its cheek in a hot and dry studio. About Alice Adams She was still only in part awake, however, and by the time she had extinguished the night-light and given her patient his tonic, she had recovered enough plasticity.

    Well, isnt that grand! Weve had another good night, she said as she departed to dress in the bathroom. Yes, you had another! he retorted, though not until after she had closed the door. Presently he heard his daughter moving about in her room across the narrow hall, and so knew that she had risen. He