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All books  Biography
 
Title:  Marjorie Morningstar
Binding:  Paperback: 576 pages
Author:  Herman Wouk (Author)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (26 Jun 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 034095390X
ISBN-13: 9780340953907

Product Dimensions: 
19.3 x 13 x 4.1 cm
Category(ies) :  Biography
Shipping weights: 
Price: RMB130.00
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BookDescription

In 1930 sixteen-year-old Marjorie Morgenstern lives with her family on the edge of Central Park. She has just come out into New York society. Her mother hopes for a glittering marriage to a good man, but Marjorie has other ideas.
Spending the summer working as a drama coach, she falls desperately in love twice over: with Noel Airman, a musician, as reckless as he is talented; and with a dream to defy her destiny as a Jewish wife and mother and become a star of the stage. Why should she settle with being another Mrs Morgenstern, if she can succeed in the heady world of show business as Marjorie Morningstar?



Synosis

In 1930 sixteen-year-old Marjorie Morgenstern lives with her family on the edge ofCentral Park. She has just come out intoNew York society. Her mother hopes for a glittering marriage to a good man, but Marjorie has other ideas. Spending the summer working as a drama coach, she falls desperately in love twice over: with Noel Airman, a musician, as reckless as he is talented; and with a dream to defy her destiny as a Jewish wife and mother and become a star of the stage. Why should she settle with being another Mrs Morgenstern, if she can succeed in the heady world of show business as Marjorie Morningstar?

 



Publisher Comments


About the Author

Best-selling author Herman Wouk was born to Russian immigrants in New York in 1915. Educated at Columbia University, he went on to write radio comedy until he joined the US Navy in World War II. His novel The Caine Mutiny, based on his wartime experiences, won him a Pulitzer Prize. His next novel, MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR was the publishing event of 1955, earning him a Time Magazine cover story. Many more best-sellers followed, including The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and much of his work was adapted for film and television. His latest novel, A Hole in Texas was published in 2004. He lives in Palm Springs, USA.



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