The Magnificent Ambersons

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Macmillan, 2002 M01 7 - 352 páginas
The Magnificent Ambersons is the epic story of an American family's traumatic tumble from the dizzying heights of fame and fortune. A dynasty spanning three generations, the Ambersons' pre-eminence as society's elite is threatened--not only by a hungry new breed of industrial entrepreneurs--but from its own arrogance and greed. At the center of the story is George Amberson Minafer, the pampered but pitiful, scion of the clan upon whose shoulders the fate of the family fortune will be won...or lost.

At once an exciting chronicle of a family's rise to fortune and its tortured downfall, it is also a fascinating portrait of the forces that shaped American society.
 

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Review: The Magnificent Ambersons (The Growth Trilogy #2)

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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 ... Leer comentario completo

The Magnificent Ambersons (Bantam Classic)

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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 ... Leer comentario completo

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Chapter I
1
Chapter II
14
Chapter III
25
Chapter IV
33
Chapter V
43
Chapter VI
53
Chapter VII
65
Chapter VIII
76
Chapter XIX
180
Chapter XX
187
Chapter XXI
197
Chapter XXII
207
Chapter XXIII
213
Chapter XXIV
221
Chapter XXV
228
Chapter XXVI
235

Chapter IX
87
Chapter X
94
Chapter XI
105
Chapter XII
111
Chapter XIII
121
Chapter XIV
135
Chapter XV
143
Chapter XVI
150
Chapter XVII
158
Chapter XVIII
172
Chapter XXVII
248
Chapter XXVIII
256
Chapter XXIX
271
Chapter XXX
277
Chapter XXXI
289
Chapter XXXII
303
Chapter XXXIII
313
Chapter XXXIV
319
Chapter XXXV
331
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Newton Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 29, 1869. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, than spent his first two years of college at Purdue University and his last two at Princeton University. When his class graduated in 1893, he lacked sufficient credits for a degree. Upon leaving Princeton, he returned to Indiana determined to pursue a career as a writer. Tarkington was an early member of The Dramatic Club, founded in 1889, and often wrote plays and directed and acted in its productions. After a five-year apprenticeship full of publishers' rejection slips, Tarkington enjoyed a huge commercial success with The Gentleman from Indiana, which was published in 1899. He produced a total of 171 short stories, 21 novels, 9 novellas, and 19 plays along with a number of movie scripts, radio dramas, and even illustrations over the course of a career that lasted from 1899 until his death in 1946. His novels included Monsieur Beaucaire, The Flirt, Seventeen, Gentle Julia, and The Turmoil. He won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 1919 and 1922 for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He used the political knowledge he acquired while serving one term in the Indiana House of Representatives in the short story collection In the Arena. In collaboration with dramatist Harry Leon Wilson, Tarkington wrote The Man from Home, the first of many successful Broadway plays. He wrote children's stories in the final phase of his career. He died on May 19, 1946 after an illness.

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