Book :: An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy
By: Theodore Dreiser
Pages: 859
Published: 1925
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
American
Crime
Rating: (4)

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Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is both villain and victim (the victim of a valueless, materialistic society) and someone who ultimately destroys himself. Dreiser modeled the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906; a young social climber of...

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This is my kind of novel!!!!! Read it and Sister Carrie while traveling through Europe in 1985.

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