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The Magnificent Ambersons
The Magnificent Ambersons
Author: Booth Tarkington
ISBN-13: 9780812590043
ISBN-10: 081259004X
Publication Date: 1/7/2002
Pages: 346
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Winner of Pultzer Prize. All through the book I said to myself this is not that great but by the end I found I really liked it. You have to like the era it takes place in. Some people find it hard to read
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Ever know an individual so full of her/himself that you kept hoping that sometime, somewhere she/he would get his? This is the story of just such an individual. George Amberson Minafer grew up believing that he was better than anyone else. After all he had money, more than anyone else he knew. He dominated his childhood groups and continued in his beliefs until he meets pretty Lucy and her father. Then he grandfather loses all and the only grandson of a poverty stricken aristocrat must find his own way. This is the fascinating tale of an individual who is what he is because of his doting family members.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
The Magnificent Ambersons is the epic story of an American's family's traumatic tumble from the dizzying heights of fame and fortune. A dynasty spanning three generations, the Amberson's pre-eminence as society's elite is threatened, not only by a hungry new breed of industrial entrepreneur, but from it's own arrogance and greed.