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An American tragedy

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books, ©2003.
Series: Library of America, 140.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
American tragedy.
New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, ©2003
(OCoLC)605556670
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Dreiser
ISBN: 1931082316 9781931082310
OCLC Number: 50477177
Description: ix, 972 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Library of America, 140.
Responsibility: Theodore Dreiser.
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This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence.

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