The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

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by Booth Tarkington

The Growth Trilogy, Volume 2


"Major Amberson had “made a fortune” in 1873, when other people were losing fortunes, and the magnificence of the Ambersons began then. Magnificence, like the size of a fortune, is always comparative, as even Magnificent Lorenzo may now perceive, if he has happened to haunt New York in 1916; and the Ambersons were magnificent in their day and place.

Their splendour lasted throughout all the years that saw their Midland town spread and darken into a city, but reached its topmost during the period when every prosperous family with children kept a Newfoundland dog..."

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Date added: 29-06-2021

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About Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist. He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than on...

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