Marjorie Morningstar

Version: Unabridged
Author: Herman Wouk
Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 24 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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?Definitely in the tradition of the great novel - spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane.? ? New York Herald Tribune A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept 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 traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, 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. 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, New York Times

Author Details

Author Details

Wouk, Herman

Herman Wouk began his career as a gag writer for radio comedians in New York City in 1934. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the classic "The Caine Mutiny." Other bestsellers include "Marjorie Morningstar, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, The Hope, " and "The Glory." He lives in California and Georgetown.