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Dec 06, 2011
| ISBN 9780451531971
Jan 03, 2012
| ISBN 9781101565629
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Dec 06, 2011 | ISBN 9780451531971
Jan 03, 2012 | ISBN 9781101565629
A lesser-known American classic, McTeague explores the darker side of success and the pitfalls of marriage for a turn-of-the-century couple.McTeague is the story of a poor dentist scraping by in San Francisco at the end of the 19th century, and his wife Trina, whose $5,000 lottery winning sets in motion a shocking chain of events. Fans of Jack London and Theodore Dreiser will appreciate the richly crafted prose and the historically accurate portrayal of 19th century America. Few works have captured the seamy side of American urban life with such graphic intensity.
Frank Norris (1870–1902) was an American journalist and novelist. Among his novels are McTeague, The Octopus: A Story of California, and The Pit. His fiction is classified under naturalism and has been compared to the works of Émile Zola, Stephen… More about Frank Norris
“One of the great works of the modern American imagination.”—Alfred Kazin
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