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The Magnificent Ambersons (Growth Trilogy Vol 2 Version 2)

Booth Tarkington

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington which won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included The Turmoil (1915) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version, also titled The Magnificent Ambersons.The novel and trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. The decline of the Ambersons is contrasted with the rising fortunes of industrial tycoons and other new-money families, which did not derive power from family names but by "doing things". As George Amberson's friend (name unspecified) says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?""The Magnificent Ambersons is perhaps Tarkington's best novel," said Van Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a typical story of an American family and town—the great family that locally ruled the roost and vanished virtually in a day as the town spread and darkened into a city. This novel no doubt was a permanent page in the social history of the United States, so admirably conceived and written was the tale of the Ambersons, their house, their fate and the growth of the community in which they were submerged in the end." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:55