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George Amberson Minafer is used to getting everything he wants. Spoiled terribly by mother Isabel, young George is only concerned with his own appearance and having a relationship with Lucy Morgan, a young though sensible debutant. The Minafers continue to befriend the Morgans, although gossip around the town suggests that Isabel and Lucy's father are intimate. Always vain, he sabotages his widowed mother's growing affections for Lucy's father, and in turn loses all those dear to him.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich" Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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