Thursday, March 25, 2010

Preview- #100- The Magnificent Ambersons

#100- THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, by Booth Tarkington

I have never heard of this book before, nor have I ever heard of this author before, which lets this stand as a pretty good illustration of the inane and enormous amount of writings out there. The Magnificent Ambersons is considered to be one of the greatest books of the 20th century (or atleast one of the greatest according to the Modern Library folks), and I have never even heard of it. There is an endless amount of literature out there, so much that it is impossible to ever read all of it, and I find this to be incredible, awe inspiring, and extremely daunting. It's also a huge reason I am going to try to accomplish this task.

Anyways, I have absolutely no knowledge of what this book is about. The title kind of sounds like The Royal Tennenbaums, so maybe there is a connection. Probably not.

1 comment:

  1. you're right about the Royal Tennenbaums connection, actually
    Orson Welles made a film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons, which was an influence on the Royal Tennenbaums and the inspiration for the title

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