Rather than join the new mechanical age, George prefers to remain a gentleman, believing that "being things" is superior to "doing things". But as his town becomes a city, and the family palace is enveloped in a cloud of soot, George's protectors disappear one by one, and the elegant, cloistered lifestyle of the Ambersons fades from view and finally vanishes altogether. Winner of the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.
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By shortforu on 05-01-11
Wonderful, classic story
This is a great tale of fortunes one and lost, unchanged love, and personal redemption. Included is the Lorax-like quality of the growth of this midland city, and a glimpse to the building up of America.
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By Barbara on 15-06-15
The story would be greatly more appreciated if one would drive through an old neighborhood seeing a stately mansion sandwiched between apartments and rental housing. "Ahhh, now I understand !" The story brings to life how the collapse of the early 1900s came about. Historically accurate. How arrogance brings calamity and how true love redeems.
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