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Magnificent Ambersons

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ISBN-10: 0486449335

ISBN-13: 9780486449333

Edition: 2006

Authors: Booth Tarkington

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The chronicle of the lives and changing fortunes of three generations of a prosperous family, this social drama reflects America's changing face during the early twentieth century. Surpassed by a new breed of developers, financiers, and manufacturers, the pampered scion of Midwestern aristocrats begins his descent from the upper class.
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Book details

List price: $4.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Newton Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 29, 1869. By the age of sixteen he had written a fourteen-act melodrama about Jesse James. Tarkington was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, then spent his first two years of college at Purdue, and his last two at Princeton. He was a founder of the Triangle Club, and editor of the Nassau Literary Magazine, a contributor of humorous drawings and literary wit to The Tiger. When his class graduated in 1893, he lacked sufficient credits for a degree. His later achievements, however, won him an honorary A.M. in 1899 and an honorary Litt.D. in 1918. Upon leaving Princeton in 1893 he returned to Indiana determined to pursue a…