The Magnificent Ambersons

Product Number: EB00162725
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679642008
Publisher: Modern Library
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time 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 Ambersons, their house, their fate and the growth of the community in which they were submerged in the end."

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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2000

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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Narrator(s): Geoffrey Blaisdell
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD5653
Released: Jan 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781441709288
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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number DD246
Released: Aug 25, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452600239
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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number Z10006624
Released: Nov 24, 2010
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452620237
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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Narrator(s): Geoffrey Blaisdell
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100096517
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481582254
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Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00109726
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466805279

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