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Booth Tarkington
Birth date: June 29, 1869
Died: May 19, 1946
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
... the grandeur of the Amberson family was instantly conspicuous as a permanent thing: it was impossible to doubt that the Ambersons were entrenched, in their nobility and riches, behind polished and glittering barriers which were as solid as they were brilliant, and would last. If only, if only . ...
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it 2 years ago
Knulp by Herman Hesse Knulp is intelligent and witty and everyone likes him, but he has turned his back on having a career or a home or any of the conventional trappings of success. Instead he travels around, sleeping in fields and visiting friends. Because he’s so happy and charming, he has frien...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years ago
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 ...
johanpatricksy
johanpatricksy rated it 4 years ago
The World full of Lies A review on Booth Tarkington’s Alic AdamsTitle: Alice AdamsAuthor: Booth Tarkington Rank: 87th book in 2014Plot movement: 2starsEntertainment Factor: 1starCharacters: 1starWriting Style: 3starsDetails: 3starsProvoking: 3starsWorldly Relevance: 4starsSuspense: 1starConclusion:...
Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it 4 years ago
I'd read Tarkington's other noted book, Alice Adams, some time ago, and only remember so much of it. Ambersons seems more memorable as it progresses slowly as a morality tale set during the turn of the century. Young George Amberson Minafer grows up as a spoiled brat into an equally intolerable adul...
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