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Marjorie Morningstarby Herman Wouk
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Definitely in the tradition of the great novel — spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane." New York Herald Tribune
"Herman Wouk's most solid achievement...a major novel." Saturday Review
"Its locale is Central Park West, Hunter College, and West End Avenue; its characters almost all Jewish; its appeal universal." Sidney Field, Sunday Mirror
"Very good reading indeed." Maxwell Geismar, The New York Times
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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