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McTeague : A Story of San Francisco - Frank Norris


A Story of San Francisco

By: Frank Norris, Kevin Starr (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1994
ISBN: 9780140187694
Number Of Pages: 496
For Ages: 18+ years old

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An early example of American realism, "McTeague" was considered truly shocking when first published at the turn of the century. This searing portrait of the downfall of a slow-witted dentist and his avaricious wife embodies Frank Norris' powerful insights into conflicting forces of heredity and social conditioning. It is a novel of compelling narrative force, resounding with a sense of life as epic. As Kevin Starr points out in his introduction, "McTeague" continues to be regarded as a central statement of evolutionary awareness in late nineteenth-century America and as representative of the best work of a school of writers that included Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser.

"One of the great works of the modern American imagination."--Alfred Kazin

Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. ix
Note on the Textp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Frank Norrisp. xxxii
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Explanatory Notesp. 337
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ISBN: 9780140187694
ISBN-10: 0140187693
Series: Twentieth Century Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st August 1994
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34

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