The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington
4.0 8

Paperback

$10.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, October 26 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington


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. Today The Magnificent Ambersons is best known through the 1942 Orson Welles movie, but as the critic Stanley Kauffmann noted, "It is high time that [the novel] appear again, to stand outside the force of Welles's genius, confident in its own right." "The Magnificent Ambersons is perhaps Tarkington's best novel," judged Van
Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a typical story of an American family and town—the great family that locally ruled the roost and vanished virtually in a day as the town spread and darkened into a city. This novel no doubt was a permanent page in the social history of the United States, so admirably conceived and written was the tale of the Amber-sons, their house, their fate and the growth of the community in which they were submerged in the end." Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), a prolific writer who achieved overnight success with his first novel, The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), is perhaps best remembered as the author of the popular Penrod adventures and Seventeen (1916). He was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for the novel Alice Adams (1921).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499354539
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2014
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

American author Newton Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946) is one of only a handful of writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, with the others including John Updike. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and studied at Princeton.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Magnificent Ambersons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 27 days ago
!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago