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The magnificent Ambersons

著者: Booth Tarkington; Arthur William Brown; Doubleday, Page & Company.; Country Life Press.
出版商: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918.
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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,  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
Magnificent Ambersons.
Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918
(OCoLC)657046624
材料类型: 小说
文件类型:
所有的著者/提供者: Booth Tarkington; Arthur William Brown; Doubleday, Page & Company.; Country Life Press.
OCLC号码: 1318077
注意: Colophon reads: The Country Life Press, Garden City, N.Y.
Frontispiece and plates facing p. 144, 160, 208, 336, 344, 400 and 432.
描述: [2], vii, [1], 516, [4] p. (first 2 p. and last 3 p. blank), [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
责任: 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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