The Magnificent Ambersons

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The Floating Press, 2010 M06 1 - 486 páginas
This epic tale recounts the triumphs and tribulations of an upper-class American clan as they navigate the challenges of life in the aftermath of the Civil War and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The basis for Orson Welles' renowned 1942 film of the same name, this richly detailed novel is a must-read for lovers of historical fiction.
 

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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
5
Chapter II
20
Chapter III
35
Chapter IV
45
Chapter V
58
Chapter VI
73
Chapter VII
91
Chapter VIII
107
Chapter XIX
260
Chapter XX
270
Chapter XXI
283
Chapter XXII
298
Chapter XXIII
307
Chapter XXIV
317
Chapter XXV
327
Chapter XXVI
337

Chapter IX
124
Chapter X
133
Chapter XI
148
Chapter XII
156
Chapter XIII
173
Chapter XIV
194
Chapter XV
204
Chapter XVI
214
Chapter XVII
227
Chapter XVIII
248
Chapter XXVII
353
Chapter XXVIII
364
Chapter XXIX
383
Chapter XXX
392
Chapter XXXI
409
Chapter XXXII
426
Chapter XXXIII
440
Chapter XXXIV
448
Chapter XXXV
464
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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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