The Turmoil (Growth Trilogy Vol 1)

Booth TARKINGTON (1869 - 1946)

The Turmoil is the first novel in the 'Growth' trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled "The Magnificent Ambersons."

The trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. The decline of the Ambersons is contrasted with the rising fortunes of industrial tycoons and other new-money families, which did not derive power from family names but by "doing things". As George Amberson's friend says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Gesine)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 02 Chapter 02 Bellona Times
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Play 03 Chapter 03 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 04 Chapter 04 Bellona Times
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Play 05 Chapter 05 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 06 Chapter 06 Bellona Times
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Play 07 Chapter 07 Zloot
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Play 08 Chapter 08 istavisio
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Play 09 Chapter 09 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Bellona Times
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 13 Chapter 13 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 14 Chapter 14 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Bellona Times
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Play 17 Chapter 17 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 19 Chapter 19 Becca B
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Play 20 Chapter 20 Becca B
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Play 21 Chapter 21 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 22 Chapter 22 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 23 Chapter 23 Zloot
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Play 24 Chapter 24 Bellona Times
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Play 25 Chapter 25 Bellona Times
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Play 26 Chapter 26 Becca B
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Play 27 Chapter 27 Becca B
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Play 28 Chapter 28 Lynne Carroll
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Play 29 Chapter 29 Kate Adams
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Play 30 Chapter 30 Lynne Carroll
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Play 31 Chapter 31 Debra Lynn
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Play 32 Chapter 32 Jonathan Burchard
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Play 33 Chapter 33 Kara Shallenberg
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