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The Resource The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

Label
The Magnificent Ambersons
Title
The Magnificent Ambersons
Statement of responsibility
by Booth Tarkington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
The rise and fall of a prominent Hoosier family centers around the life and experiences of George Amberson Menafer, a spoiled young man
Theme
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1919.
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058512
Cataloging source
HCO
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1869-1946
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Booth Tarkington
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Magnificent Ambersons
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004010
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679642008
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Magnificent Ambersons
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004010
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679642008
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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