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ISBN13: 9780316955133
ISBN10: 0316955132
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A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she is offered the job of her dreams working in a summer stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her old-fashioned New York Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theatrical invention, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest — and the most destructive — love of her life.

Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. An unforgettable tale, this paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's most beloved creations.

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"Definitely in the tradition of the great novel — spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane." New York Herald Tribune

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"Herman Wouk's most solid achievement...a major novel." Saturday Review

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"Its locale is Central Park West, Hunter College, and West End Avenue; its characters almost all Jewish; its appeal universal." Sidney Field, Sunday Mirror

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"Very good reading indeed." Maxwell Geismar, The New York Times

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Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.

About the Author

Herman Wouk's acclaimed novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Caine Mutiny; Don't Stop the Carnival; Youngblood Hawke; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.

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Hera, January 25, 2014 (view all comments by Hera)

Marjorie changes her name from Morgenstern to Morningstar to become an actress . She is beautiful and talented but has had a sheltered upbringing and enters the seductive theatre world innocent and vulnerable . She has many surprises as she attempts to work her way up the acting ladder . Her infatuation with the charismatic Noel forces her to make many new choices ,some risky . Marjorie experiences love and heartbreak in her dealings with lovers and acting . A wonderful book describing the pursuit of a career on stage and the heavy toll it can take on a young hopeful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316955133
Author:
Wouk, Herman
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Series Volume:
89
Publication Date:
June 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
8.17x5.56x1.50 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Product details 584 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316955133 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Definitely in the tradition of the great novel — spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane."
"Review" by , "Herman Wouk's most solid achievement...a major novel."
"Review" by , "Its locale is Central Park West, Hunter College, and West End Avenue; its characters almost all Jewish; its appeal universal."
"Review" by , "Very good reading indeed."
"Synopsis" by , Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.
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