The Magnificent Ambersons

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Createspace Independent Pub, Apr 13, 2010 - Fiction - 262 pages
The Magnificent Ambersons has been called one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century. Perhaps best known for the Orson Welles film of the same name, it is both a gripping narrative and a skilful dissection of social changes viewed through the eyes of a grand family.

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The Magnificent Ambersons (Bantam Classic)

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Though not out of print, this latest offering from Bantam is the least expensive edition currently available. The 1919 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel portrays the decline of the superrich Amberson ... Read full review

Review: The Magnificent Ambersons (The Growth Trilogy #2)

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I love reading about turn of the century America as well as the language of the late 1800s, early 1900s. This does both beautifully with a mix of serious and comic melodrama and flowery language. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1869. He was from a well-to-do family and attended Princeton. His first novel was published in 1899 and he produced a stream of novels and plays until his death in 1946. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1919 and again in 1922. He was named America's Greatest Living Writer by the Literary Digest in 1922 and was the only writer in The New York Times' "10 Greatest Contemporary Americans. He died in Indianapolis in 1946.

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