The Magnificent Ambersons
Booth Tarkington (1869 -1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS and ALICE ADAMS. He is one of only three novelists (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.
The Magnificent Ambersons was published in 1918 but remains very popular to this day. It is Tarkington's best novel, a typical story of an American family and town-the great family that 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, this tale of the Ambersons so admirably conceived and written, winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.
It was also adapted into a successful 1942 film directed by Orson Welles. Read the book, then watch the movie.
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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
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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