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. The Two Vanrevels is a notable novel by Newton Booth Tarkington. "The Two Vanrevels" was originally published in 1902. The story focuses on a romantic triangle, which is created fairly quickly. The main character is a beautiful lady, who returns from the convent where she was studying, guarded over by her father, a rich and powerful citizen of Rouen. The two young men, Tom Vanrevel and Crailey Gray, are fighting for her love... The Two Vanrevels is considered to be a noteworthy romantic book and a prime example of literature in the early 19th century.