The Magnificent Ambersons
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Major Amberson had "made a fortune" in 1873, when other people were losing fortunes, and the magnificence of the Ambersons began then. Magnificence, like the size of a fortune, is always comparative, as even Magnificent Lorenzo may now perceive, if he has happened to haunt New York in 1916; and ...Back to top
Reviewed by Msed on Aug 26, 2009
A pleasant read.
The superlative in the title hinted at a downfall of some sort, so the plot was often expected. She was very generous and believable at explaining the behavior of someone who "often wanted hanging."
Reviewed by JoePietnik on Dec 12, 2008
I enjoyed reading this book very much. I had seen the movie of the same title a few weeks ago that had been directed by Orsen Welles and wanted to read the book. I was more than pleased. Anyone wishing to discuss this novel, feel free to to contact me.
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