But for Eugene another radiance filled the room. He knew that he had been true at last to his true love, and that through him she had brought her boy under shelter again. Her eyes would look wistful no more.
The Magnificent Ambersons
Tarkingtons telling social commentary charts the rise and fall of three generations of the successful and socially connected Amberson family in the face of a changing America. The spinning wheels of industry and commerce quickly overtake the old world and change the definition of ambition, success and loyalty almost overnightand irreversibly change the definition of the Amberson family as well.