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An American tragedy

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full_title american tragedy
author dreiser theodore
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auth_author2 Miller, Dan John.
author Dreiser, Theodore.
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display_description 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 considerable charm murdered his pregnant girlfriend to get her out of the way so that he could instead play to the affections of a rich girl who had begun to notice him.But An American Tragedy is more than simply a powerful murder story. Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into his character, Clyde Griffiths, as he details the young man's course through his ambitions of wealth, power, and satisfaction.The Indiana-born Dreiser (1871-1945) has never cut a dashing or romantic swath through American literature. He has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signify his importance. Yet he remains for myriad reasons: his novels are often larger than life, rugged, and defy the norms of conventional morality and organized religion. They are unapologetic in their sexual candor--in fact, outrightly frank--and challenge even modern readers. The brooding force of Dreiser's writing casts a dark shadow across American letters. Here in An American Tragedy, Dreiser shows us the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm that echoes with all of the power and force of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Inspired by the writings of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser went on to become one of America's best naturalist writers. An American Tragedy is testimony to the strength of Dreiser's work: it retains all of its original intensity and force.
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publishDate 1925, 2000, 2010, 2011
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series Tantor classics
series_with_volume Tantor classics
subject_facet Electronic books, Legal stories, Love stories, New York (State) -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Social classes -- Fiction, Trials (Murder) -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display An American tragedy
title_full An American Tragedy [electronic resource] / Dreiser, Theodore, An American tragedy / Theodore Dreiser ; with a new introduction by Richard Lingeman ; revised and updated bibliography by Richard Lingeman, An American tragedy / illustrated by Grant Reynard ; introd. by H. L. Mencken, An American tragedy [electronic resource] / Theodore Dreiser
title_short An American tragedy
topic_facet Electronic books, Legal stories, Romance fiction, Social classes, Trials (Murder), Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Young men