The magnificent Ambersons / Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by Arthur William Brown.
- Other records:
- Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918. (Garden City, N. Y. : The Country Life Press)
vii, , 516,  p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
- Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Children of the rich -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Social change -- Fiction.
Indiana -- Fiction.
- Psychological fiction.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) Garden City.
- The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington's great historical drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of developers, financiers, and manufacturers, this pampered scion begins his gradual descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the working class.
- With half-title.
Title printed within single-ruled border.
Red-brown cloth binding lettered and ruled in black.
Won the Pulitzer Prize for the year 1918.
Pulitzer Prize, 1918.
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has ms. inscription on front flyleaf: "Margaret Berkley ... Elizabeth Lyman Parkinson Christmas 1918".
- Penn Provenance:
- Parkinson, Elizabeth Lyman (autograph) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Brown, Arthur William, 1881-1966.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Country Life Press.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Brown, Arthur William, 1881-1966, ill.
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