Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blog Tour Sneak Peek: The Magnificent Ambersons

I love vintage memorabilia, and today, as a stop on the Blog Tour for the Legacy Vintage Collection Enhanced Edition eBook of The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington, I'm excited to have permission to share a sampling of the full color images from the extensive gallery of artwork, photographs, and advertisements included in the special edition ebook, which has been designed to enhance the reader's experience of the era depicted in the story, and also includes a new introduction and a glossary.

The Magnificent Ambersons is on a Blog Tour! Click here to view the full schedule of reviews, guest posts, and giveaways.

I've got a video teaser for you too, from Orson Welles' critically acclaimed 1942 film version of The Magnificent Ambersons:

Click here to find this enhanced ebook edition of the 1919 Pulitzer Prize winning novel for only $1.99 on your favorite retail sites.

Are you on facebook? Legacy Romance facebook fans can purchase The Magnificent Ambersons for only 99-cents in the month of April in honor of the blog tour!

Visit The Vintage Reader for more memorabilia, historical interest articles, and the stories behind the story.

“At the age of nine, George Amberson Minafer, the Major's one grandchild, was a princely terror…”

Georgie Amberson Minafer, the spoiled only grandchild of a wealthy Midwest family, is alternately loathed and revered by nearly everyone in town. His beautiful face and privileged upbringing create an image that is difficult for people to resist, particularly people who are used to watching everything the Amberson family says and does. When Lucy Morgan arrives in town and enters the story, she too is captured by the magnificence of the Amberson family, and particularly by Georgie. But little do Georgie and Lucy know that their parents were also once in love.

Isabel Amberson, Georgie’s mother, was the most sought-after girl in town. Eugene Morgan, Lucy’s father, was the only young man who could capture Isabel’s heart. Through a youthful misunderstanding the star-crossed lovers were parted, only to be reunited years later, now with children of their own. Will Eugene and Isabel be able to finish their love story with a happy ending? Or will Georgie, used to being worshipped by his mother, be unable to accept that his mother is a woman that may need some completion outside of serving her one and only adored son?

The Magnificent Ambersons is a story of unfulfilled love and the redemption of the human soul told against the backdrop of a changing world, a world in which old money and family prestige is rapidly being taken over by progress and industrialization. Written in 1918 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, The Magnificent Ambersons still delivers a relative tale for today’s audience that is facing a whole new set of socioeconomic pressures in an ever-changing world.


  1. Can't say that I am familiar with this author or the movie based on this book, but it does sound good. Glad you enjoyed! Mine: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly.

  2. I have really enjoyed reading this novel! I'm looking forward to contributing to the blog tour, as I'm all in favor of rediscovering lost treasures.

  3. I'm almost done, have just been holding on to the last 25% or so for the right moment/mood to savor it all. Wonderful story and writing.


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