|Plot Summary of Alice Adams|
|"Young and beautiful Alice Adams comes from a poor family, but she thinks herself clever and has ambitions of marrying a wealthy man or finding a career on the stage. She meets the socially prominent Arthur Russell and they fall in love. Afraid of his possible reaction, she schemes to keep Arthur from meeting her family, but eventually he does meet them at a dinner party an their relationship is ruined.
The nagging ambitions of Alice's mother get her father and brother involved with a disastrous business venture causing the family great financial difficulty. At last Mrs. Adams is forced to run a boarding house to support the family. Alice ends by deciding to enter business school.
The novel is a commentary on social climbing and snobbery."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Alice Adams|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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