The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918. The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington's great historical drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of developers, financiers, and manufacturers, this pampered scion begins his gradual descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the working class.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1998.
Edition: 1998 Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780375752506
0375752501
Branch Call Number: TARKINGTO B
Characteristics: vii, 268 p. ; 21 cm.

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brashears
Jan 05, 2016

One of the best books I have ever read. At first, it seems to be a story about an arrogant child growing up and becoming and insufferable adult. But It is so much more than this. It is a story about choices and how they can shape your life forever. It is a story about love; the love of a doting mother for her son, the love of a father for his daughter, or the love of a woman for a man. Most of all, it is a story about forgiveness, for none of us are perfect.

athompson10 Dec 18, 2015

The downfall of a family and its fortune in three generations. Well written and stars one of the most unpleasant, arrogant, selfish characters in fiction.

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ckross
Sep 06, 2012

Bookclub read Sept 2012

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