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The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington
The Magnificent Ambersons
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ISBN: 9781406935738 (1406935735)
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: The Growth Trilogy (#2)
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
3.5 I can't explain why, I'm just glad I read it.
... 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 . ...
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3.0 The Magnificent Ambersons / Booth Tarkington
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 ...
Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it
3.0 The Magnificent Ambersons
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...
johanpatricksy rated it
4.0 The Magnificent Ambersons
Thoughts soon. :)
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 The Magnificent Ambersons
God, another book where the main character, also from Indiana no less, is an ass. This one infinitely worse than the one in The House of a Thousand Candles. The Thousand Candles guy was merely an ass, the Amberson guy is a total, 100% asshole. Oh well, it won a Pulitzer Prize, right, so I'm bound to...
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