The Magnificent Ambersons Author:Booth Tarkington The Magnificent Ambersons is the epic story of an America family's traumatic tumble from the dizzying heights of fame and fortune. A dynasty spanning three generations, the Ambersons' pre-eminence as society's elite is threatened--not only by a hungry new breed of industrial entrepreneur--but from its own arrogance and greed. At the center of th... more »e story is George Amberson Minafer, the pampered but pitiful, scion of the clan upon whose shoulders the fate of the family fortune will be won...or lost.
At once an exciting chronicle of a family's rise to fortune and its tortured downfall, it is also a fascinating portrait of the forces that shaped American society.« less
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.