Marjorie Morningstar (Paperback)

By Herman Wouk

Back Bay Books, 9780316955133, 584pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 1992

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Description

An unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak, Marjorie Morningstar is "Herman Wouk's most solid achievement...a major novel" (Saturday Review).

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.


About the Author

Herman Wouk's acclaimed novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Caine Mutiny; Marjorie Morningstar; Don't Stop the Carnival; Youngblood Hawke; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; The Glory; and A Hole in Texas.


Praise For Marjorie Morningstar

"To me, it's a unicorn of a book--a so-called women's novel, written by a man, that takes its heroine very seriously...A serious book that finds a big, sprawling story in what seems like a small, narrow life."—Laura Lippman, author of The Lady in the Lake

"Herman Wouk's most solid achievement...a major novel."—Saturday Review

"Definitely in the tradition of the great novel -- spacious, abundantly peopled, shrewd, observant, humane."—New York Herald Tribune

"Its locale is Central Park West, Hunger 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