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The magnificent Ambersons

Autore: Booth Tarkington; Arthur William Brown; Doubleday, Page & Company.; Country Life Press.
Editore: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Set in the Midwest in the early twentieth century--the dawn of the automobile age--the novel begins by introducing the richest family in town, the Ambersons. Exemplifying aristocratic excess, the Ambersons have everything money can buy--and more. But George Amberson Minafer--the spoiled grandson of the family patriarch--is unable to see that great societal changes are taking place, and that business tycoons,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
Magnificent Ambersons.
Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918
(OCoLC)657046624
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Booth Tarkington; Arthur William Brown; Doubleday, Page & Company.; Country Life Press.
Numero OCLC: 1318077
Note: Colophon reads: The Country Life Press, Garden City, N.Y.
Frontispiece and plates facing p. 144, 160, 208, 336, 344, 400 and 432.
Descrizione: [2], vii, [1], 516, [4] p. (first 2 p. and last 3 p. blank), [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Responsabilità: by Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown.

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Set in the Midwest in the early twentieth century--the dawn of the automobile age--the novel begins by introducing the richest family in town, the Ambersons. Exemplifying aristocratic excess, the Ambersons have everything money can buy--and more. But George Amberson Minafer--the spoiled grandson of the family patriarch--is unable to see that great societal changes are taking place, and that business tycoons, industrialists, and real estate developers will soon surpass him in wealth and prestige. Rather than join the new mechanical age, George prefers to remain a gentleman, believing that "being things" is superior to "doing things." But as his town becomes a city, and the family palace is enveloped in a cloud of soot, George's protectors disappear one by one, and the elegant, cloistered lifestyle of the Ambersons fades from view, and finally vanishes altogether.

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