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. Monsieur Beaucaire is a short novel by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1900. The story sets in Bath during the eighteenth century. The story begins by introducing a main character to us, who served as Master of Ceremonies of Bath. The all-consuming story describes the adventures of an impetuous young prince who dispensed with protocol in selecting his wife. Monsieur Beaucaire is considered to be a noteworthy novel and a prime example of literature in the early 19th century.