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McTeague : A Story of San Francisco
by Frank Norris


Overview - An ignorant and ineffectual man, McTeague has established for himself a small, uneventful career as an unlicensed dentist; but his life changes after he meets and marries the lovely Trina. A winning lottery number temporarily enriches their lives -- until Trina's ever-increasing lust for money arouses a latent brutish nature in her husband.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An ignorant and ineffectual man, McTeague has established for himself a small, uneventful career as an unlicensed dentist; but his life changes after he meets and marries the lovely Trina. A winning lottery number temporarily enriches their lives -- until Trina's ever-increasing lust for money arouses a latent brutish nature in her husband. Inspired by an actual crime sensationalized in the San Francisco press at the turn of the twentieth century, McTeague chronicles the demise of a charlatan and his wife as they descend into a web of moral corruption.
A literary sensation when first published in 1899, Frank Norris' cult classic was one of the earliest works in American literature to present a compelling, realistic view of human nature at its most basic level. It was also the the basis for Erich von Stroheim's groundbreaking 1924 silent film, Greed. A riveting tale of avarice, degeneration, and death, McTeague is "one of the great works of the modern American imagination" (Alfred Kazin).

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486434087
  • ISBN-10: 0486434087
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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