Marjorie Morningstar (Paperback)Herman Wouk (author)
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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?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 202 x 141 x 37 mm
'In the tradition of the great novel - spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane.' * New York Herald Tribune *
Very good reading indeed. * Maxwell Geismar, New York Times *
Its locale is Central Park West, Hunter College, and West End Avenue; its characters almost all Jewish; its appeal universal. * Sunday Mirror *
This tender love story . . . sticks with me still * Washington Post *
'I read it and thought, "Oh my god, this is me."' * Scarlett Johansson *
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