The Magnificent Ambersons

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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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Booth Tarkington is the author of Magnificent Ambersons.

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Jan 7, 2002
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 Booth Tarkington, a leading American novelist of the Interwar period, was famous for his novels ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ and ‘Alice Adams’. Although he was considered by many to be America's greatest living author in the 1910’s and 1920’s, being one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize multiple times, his works are sadly neglected today. This comprehensive eBook presents Tarkington’s collected works, featuring many rare novels for the first time in digital publishing. As well as numerous illustrations and informative introductions, this edition offers readers the opportunity to rediscover this important American novelist. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Tarkington’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major texts

* 19 novels, with individual contents tables

* Includes the complete Growth trilogy

* Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Cherry’

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works such as ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ and ‘Penrod’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Rare story collections available in no other collection

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories

* Easily locate the short stories you want to read

* Rare plays – available in no other collection

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Growth Trilogy

The Novels

The Gentleman from Indiana

Monsieur Beaucaire


The Two Vanrevels

The Beautiful Lady

The Conquest of Canaan

The Guest of Quesnay

His Own People

The Flirt


The Turmoil

Penrod and Sam


The Magnificent Ambersons

Ramsey Milholland

Harlequin and Columbine

Alice Adams

Gentle Julia

The Midlander

The Shorter Fiction

In the Arena

Beasley’s Christmas Party

The Spring Concert

Captain Schlotterwerz

The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories

The Short Stories

List of Short Stories in Chronological Order

List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

The Plays

The Man from Home

Beauty and the Jacobin

The Gibson Upright

The Non-Fiction

The Rich Man’s War

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