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Mcteague : A Story of San Francisco
by Frank Norris


Overview - McTeague (1899) chronicles the demise of a San Francisco couple at the end of the nineteenth century. Inspired by an actual crime that was sensationalized in the San Francisco papers, it tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague, his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption.  Read more...

 
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Overview
McTeague (1899) chronicles the demise of a San Francisco couple at the end of the nineteenth century. Inspired by an actual crime that was sensationalized in the San Francisco papers, it tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague, his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption. Norris is often considered to be the 'American Zola', and this is one of the most purely naturalistic American novels of the nineteenth century. With its compelling portrayal of human nature at its most basic level, McTeague is a gripping and passionate tale of greed, degeneration, and death. It is also one of the first major works of literature to be set in California, and it provided the story for Erich von Stroheim's classic of the silent screen, Greed.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140187694
  • ISBN-10: 0140187693
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Publish Date: August 1994
  • Dimensions: 1 x 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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