Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Classics Club Spin Winner is.....

Which means I will be reading...

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

'Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, 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.'

I really know nothing about it but it sounds similar to Edith Wharton's themes so I will probably enjoy it. At  only 240p no worries about length and it will fit nicely into the Turn of the Century Salon . I also have a reading companion in Brona which will be fun .

I hope everyone is happy with their number #14 and look forward to seeing what other club members will be reading.


  1. This one was on my classics spin list too. I'll probably read it later this year. Enjoy!

    1. Knowing so little about it has me eager to read it now.

  2. I've been hearing about this challenge...sounds like fun. Enjoy the book that spun around to you! :)