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The Turmoil (Growth Trilogy Vol 1)

Booth Tarkington

The Turmoil is the first novel in the 'Growth' trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled "The Magnificent Ambersons." The 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 says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Gesine)

The Turmoil is the first novel in the 'Growth' trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled "The Magnificent Ambersons." The 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 says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Gesine)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Turmoil is the first novel in the 'Growth' trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled "The Magnificent Ambersons." The 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 says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Gesine)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:22