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The Magnificent Ambersons (Growth Trilogy Vol 2)

Booth Tarkington

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not guarded carefully, and the sole heir of the Amberson family is proving himself to be a difficult person. Expected by the family to carry on its proud traditions, George Amberson Minafer is trusted implicitly. But though rich relatives provide the elegant suits, the handsome young man who wears them is filled with little but appearances. And this happens in spite of, or perhaps, because of, his mother’s selfless love that places him above her own happiness.As George’s uncle perceptively remarks, “life and money both behave like loose quicksilver in a nest of cracks.” With the new automobile industry transforming fortunes and coal heat transforming city air into sooty clouds, anything that stands still is apt to be run over, or at least begrimed.What is magnificent about the Ambersons is their faithful reliance on old money and old ways in a world changing rapidly around them. Or perhaps it is the magnificence of the train-wreck created when George’s relatives, with the best intentions, shield him from the new realities and defer to all his wishes.Booth Tarkington’s most popular novel, “The Magnificent Ambersons”, will continue to draw readers for its well-crafted portraits of what existed for just a short while – the MidWestern aristocracy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:04