McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Frank Norris
     
 

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McTeague is a riveting tale of murder and greed set in the squalid, urban world of turn-of-the-century San Francisco. More significantly, the novel is the premiere document of American literary naturalism and provides a vital glimpse into the turbulent American society of the period. Through his focus on the transformation of the slow-witted dentist McTeagueSee more details below

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McTeague is a riveting tale of murder and greed set in the squalid, urban world of turn-of-the-century San Francisco. More significantly, the novel is the premiere document of American literary naturalism and provides a vital glimpse into the turbulent American society of the period. Through his focus on the transformation of the slow-witted dentist McTeague into an animalistic, hunted murderer, Frank Norris creates a story in which desperate characters on the fringe of society are corrupted and destroyed by their uncontrollable desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760773741
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
01/19/2006
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
550,809
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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