The Magnificent Ambersons
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The Magnificent Ambersons

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[FYI: Named one of the 100 Best Novels by the editors of the Modern Library; 7/20/98 New York Times, p. B1]Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons is a delightful novel. In addition, it is a view of Indianapolis' evolution from a major marketing center to a great industrial city. It adds a new dimension to one's understanding of the coming of the Industrial Age to the State of Indiana." -Herman B Wells, Indiana UniversityWith the tremendous emphasis on wealth and status in contemporary society, Tarkington's observations are as apt today as when first written. But that is what makes a classic, isn't it?" -Library Journalshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.8 x 36.1mm | 686.75g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Midland Book.
  • 0253205468
  • 9780253205469

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"An admirable study of character and of American life." -New York Timesshow more

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Booth Tarkington The Magnificent Ambersons is a delightful novel. In addition, it is a view of Indianapolis' evolution from a major marketing center to a great industrial city. It adds a new dimension to one's understanding of the coming of the Industrial Age of the State of Indiana.show more

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7,846 ratings
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