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McTeague : A Story of San Francisco - Frank Norris

McTeague

A Story of San Francisco

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2009
ISBN: 9780199554898
Number Of Pages: 384

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McTeague (1899) chronicles the demise of a San Francisco couple at the end of the nineteenth century. Inspired by an actual crime that was sensationalized in the San Francisco papers, it tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague, his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption. Norris is often considered to be the `American Zola', and this is one of the most purely naturalistic American novels of the nineteenth century. With its compelling portrayal of human nature at its most basic level, McTeague is a gripping and passionate tale of greed, degeneration and death.

It is also one of the first major works of literature to set in California, and it provided the story for Erich von Stroheim's classic of the silent screen, Greed.

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ISBN: 9780199554898
ISBN-10: 0199554897
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 23rd April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.28

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