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An American tragedy.

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: [New York], [Dell Pub. Co.], [1959]
Series: The Laurel Dreiser
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story of a poor young man who was raised as a Christian, but now is driven by the desire for wealth and a place in respectable society. Simultaneous affairs with a factory girl and a rich socialite threaten his goal of becoming a rich and respected gentleman. Consumed with fear and desire, he becomes obsessed with the idea of murder.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Dreiser
OCLC Number: 1088291
Description: 863 pages 19 cm.
Series Title: The Laurel Dreiser
Responsibility: With a general introd. by Alfred Kazin.

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Story of a poor young man who was raised as a Christian, but now is driven by the desire for wealth and a place in respectable society. Simultaneous affairs with a factory girl and a rich socialite threaten his goal of becoming a rich and respected gentleman. Consumed with fear and desire, he becomes obsessed with the idea of murder.

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