The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) earned Tarkington one of his two Pulitzer Prizes, this one in 1919. The story traces the decline of three generations of an Indianapolis aristocratic family, from the Civil War through the rapid industrialization of the early twentieth century. Their flagging fortunes are in sharp contrast to the great prosperity of tycoons in industry and "new money" families who "did something" rather than merely trading on their family's name. The book is the second in Tarkington's trilogy, adapted as an acclaimed movie by Orson Welles in 1942.
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Table of Contents

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

Chapter XX

Chapter XXI

Chapter XXII

Chapter XXIII

Chapter XXIV

Chapter XXV

Chapter XXVI

Chapter XXVII

Chapter XXVIII

Chapter XXIX

Chapter XXX

Chapter XXXI

Chapter XXXII

Chapter XXXIII

Chapter XXXIV

Chapter XXXV

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