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Description - Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

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?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340953907
ISBN-10: 034095390X
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 141mm x 37mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Herman Wouk

Zionist historian and best selling novelist, Herman Wouk was born to Russian immigrants in New York in 1915. He was educated at Columbia University and went on to write for radio. Later, he served in the navy in the Second World War and his novel based on those experiences, The Caine Mutiny, won him the Pulitzer Prize. Many of his noves went on to become major film and television adaptations. Wouk is now retired and lives in Palm Springs, USA.

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