Newton Booth Tarkington was a famous American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is, with William Faulkner and John Updike, one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Beasley's Christmas Party is a notable novel by Newton Booth Tarkington. The book includes all the elements of a great mystery, a heart-melting Christmas story, and a wonderful romance! The all-consuming story describes the love lost for lack of imagination, and inspiration found in kindness and sympathy. Beasley's Christmas Party is considered to be a noteworthy book and a prime example of literature in the early 19th century.