Newton Booth Tarkington - (July 29, 1869 - May 19, 1946) - was a famous American writer and playwright. It became popular because of such works as The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of the few writers who have received Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. The writer was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana in a famous family and was named after his uncle - the governor of California. During his life, he wrote many interesting works, which today are popular. His first creation Tarkington published in 30 years Seventeen is a great novel by Booth Tarkington The story tells of a middle class family Baxter. They are not very popular in the society. The aspiring actress Lola Pratt, the daughter of a neighbor of the family Baxter, captivates with its beauty son family - William. He is sure that finally found true love, when he appears rival. William is necessary to draw the attention of the girl until she went to another, but there is an event that will forever change his life.