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. His Own People is a notable novel by Newton Booth Tarkington. The main character of this engrossing story is Robert Russ Mellin, a young American who takes everything he has to Europe to look for culture. His Own People describes the life of a vehement man, his troubles, emotions and various adventures! His Own People is considered to be a noteworthy romantic book and a prime example of literature in the early 19th century.