The Magnificent Ambersons
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, about life in a Midwestern American town, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1919. It was the second volume in Booth Tarkington's trilogy Growth, which included The Turmoil (1915) and The Midlander (1923, later retitled National Avenue). THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS traces the growth of the United States through the decline of the once-powerful, socially prominent Amberson family. The fall of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS is contrasted with the rise of new industrial tycoons and land developers, whose power comes not through family connections but through financial dealings and modern manufacturing.
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The Magnificent Ambersons (Bantam Classic)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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)User Review - Randee - Goodreads
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