McTeague

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Frank Norris' graphic portrayal of the seamy side of survival in turn-of-the-century urban America remains shocking and powerful today -and its conclusion just as harrowing.

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Overview

Frank Norris' graphic portrayal of the seamy side of survival in turn-of-the-century urban America remains shocking and powerful today -and its conclusion just as harrowing.

Author Biography:

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"A handsome text: the commentary and notes are really valuable."--E.N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin

"Excellent in all respects; a valuable teaching tool."--Benjamin Fisher, University of Mississippi

"Nice notes and introduction. Well bound."--Daniel Finkman, Occidental College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486434087
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Series: Dover Value Editions Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,386,526
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Norris (1870-1902) is the author of McTeague, The Octopus: A Story of California, and The Pit: A Story of Chicago. In addition to being a novelist, he also served as a journalist and was leader of the Naturalism movement during the Progressive era. Norris believed that a novel should serve a moral purpose. "The novel with a purpose," he explained, "brings the tragedies and griefs of others to notice" and "prove(s) that injustice, crime, and inequality do exist."

Jonathan Evison is the author of Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, West of Here, and All About Lulu. He is a recipent of the Washington State Book Award and the Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. Editor Chuck Adams (Water for Elephants, A Reliable Wife, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England) called West of Here the best novel he's worked on in over four decades of publishing. In his teens, Evison was the founding member and frontman of the Seattle punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Born in San Jose, California, he now lives on an island in Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    Very interesting

    I had to read this book for a class. It starts out as a nice story, but it takes you to a place that is so unexpected! When I think about the beginning and the end of this book, no one could guess that it would end up like it did. I loved the shock of where the book leads the story. I hated what happened, but because of where it went, it will forever be in my mind. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2005

    Still Remembered

    I read this novel over 20 years ago and it still comes to mind. The characterizations of the young couple in new urban life was very compelling and memorable. In addition, the film adaptation by Silent Film Director Von Stronheim (acted in Sunset Boulevard - Max) will be showing at LACMA on January 22nd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    book for ap english lang and comp

    i liked this book. i had to read it for english, and it was really good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    Naturalism

    If you're looking for a book that epitomizes the Naturalist movement at the turn of the 20th century, then this is the book for you. Rich with symbolism, this novel is a great contrast to the reform novel

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