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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Enhanced eBook: The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington

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“At the age of nine, George Amberson Minafer, the Major's one grandchild, was a princely terror…”

Georgie Amberson Minafer, the spoiled only grandchild of a wealthy Midwest family, is alternately loathed and revered by nearly everyone in town. His beautiful face and privileged upbringing create an image that is difficult for people to resist, particularly people who are used to watching everything the Amberson family says and does. When Lucy Morgan arrives in town and enters the story, she too is captured by the magnificence of the Amberson family, and particularly by Georgie. But little do Georgie and Lucy know that their parents were also once in love.

Isabel Amberson, Georgie’s mother, was the most sought-after girl in town. Eugene Morgan, Lucy’s father, was the only young man who could capture Isabel’s heart. Through a youthful misunderstanding the star-crossed lovers were parted, only to be reunited years later, now with children of their own. Will Eugene and Isabel be able to finish their love story with a happy ending? Or will Georgie, used to being worshipped by his mother, be unable to accept that his mother is a woman that may need some completion outside of serving her one and only adored son?

The Magnificent Ambersons is a story of unfulfilled love and the redemption of the human soul told against the backdrop of a changing world, a world in which old money and family prestige is rapidly being taken over by progress and industrialization. Written in 1918 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, The Magnificent Ambersons still delivers a relative tale for today’s audience that is facing a whole new set of socioeconomic pressures in an ever-changing world.

Bonus Content:  Introduction, Glossary, Image Gallery

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Reader Reviews:

"I immediately loved Tarkington's writing from the first chapter. At about 270ish pages, this isn't a long read, but there's enough there to fall in love with this fussy, delusional, selfish, and endearing family, and I enjoyed the color picture gallery at the end which helped me to visualize the era." ~ Unabridged Chick

"Thank goodness for Legacy Romance giving this book a second life in e-format (and with a beautiful cover to boot) because I would have continued to pass up the ancient library book and probably never would have read this truly wonderful story!" ~ Bippity Boppity Book

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I think it deserves attention as a classic of American literature for its literary merit and also how well it captures a place and time in our history." ~ The Second Sentence

"Well written, Tarkington employed just the right touches of nostalgia, affection, and humor to engross this Broad from the first page to the last. I fell in love with his characters!" ~ Brazen Book Broad

"The book, in itself, is a masterpiece." ~ Amazon Reviewer Ronald

"While I enjoyed the story itself, I feel the greatest strength of the novel is in how it illustrates the significant changes occurring within American society at the turn of the 20th century through the eyes of the Ambersons and Morgans." ~ Confessions of an Avid Reader