The Magnificent Ambersons PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Booth Tarkington

The Magnificent Ambersons

NuVision Publications
Publication date: May 2004
ISBN: 9781595472786
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$3.49
Our price:
$2.99

You save: $0.50 (14%)
This 1919 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the well-heeled Amberson family details their descent from a position in the moneyed aristocracy to the realms of the working class. The protagonist, George Amberson Minafer, was coddled by his parents and grandparents who excused his purposeful indiscretions and refused him nothing. He grew up arrogant and demanding, assured of inheriting the executive duties of his grandfather's business. Yet he had no interest in the management of those responsibilities, and any professional ambition to become the director of the financial affairs was not his desire. His only intent was to spend the rest of his life as a constituent of the idle rich. But while he attempted to maintain his prestige and possessions, his life could not remain static. Around him small towns became cities during the Industrial Revolution, real estate developers turned the land into factories and manufacturing empires that paralleled the upswing of commercial endeavor. Tarkington wanted to convince the reader that even though technological change hadn't necessarily made life better, it also hadn't made it worse. George and his family viewed this situation as loss but others saw opportunity in it. Still, George could bring himself to recognize the fact that he and his relatives had become unconnected to the zealous growth of the United States. When George's grandfather died he understood too late how the acquisition of material goods was a worthless lifetime pursuit. So the Ambersons discovered that their investments had been exhausted as the industrial trends slowly but certainly drove them out of the city.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
The Magnificent Ambersons PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1198 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 574 pages within 365 days.
Other books by Booth Tarkington
Alice Adams: Vintage Movie Classics ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Anne Edwards
Alice Adams: Vintage Movie Classics
Anne Edwards & Booth Tarkington
Vintage, March 2014
ISBN: 9780804170826
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99
Beasley's Christmas Party ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Booth Tarkington
Beasley's Christmas Party
Booth Tarkington
The Floating Press, October 2012
ISBN: 9781775561521
Format: ePub
Our price: $3.99
The Conquest of Canaan ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Booth Tarkington
The Conquest of Canaan
Booth Tarkington
The Floating Press, October 2012
ISBN: 9781775561538
Format: ePub
Our price: $3.99
The Two Vanrevels ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Booth Tarkington
The Two Vanrevels
Booth Tarkington
The Floating Press, October 2012
ISBN: 9781775561514
Format: ePub
Our price: $3.99
Recently Viewed Products