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IFL Classics Book Club: The Magnificent Ambersons by BoothTarkington

Thursday, December 15, 2022
10:30 am11:30 am

IFL Classics Book Club: The Magnificent Ambersons by BoothTarkington

Set in a fictionalized Indianapolis, it is the story of the rise and fall of the Amberson family from the end of the Civil War to the early 20th century and their struggle to retain their position as the world industrializes around them. A quintessential American story, The Magnificent Ambersons is considered a contender to be the "Great American Novel" and is widely accepted to be one of the 100 greatest works of English-language fiction in the 20th century.

"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 has 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."--Van Wyck Brooks, literary critic

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