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

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

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by Frank Norris
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

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

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

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.

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ISBN-13:
9781411466128
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
426 KB

Meet the Author



Frank Norris was born to wealthy parents in Chicago in 1870, but he moved with his family to the booming city of San Francisco in 1884, where he used the people and urban life of his adoptive hometown as the subject matter for his later fiction. In fact, the central murder in McTeague is based on an actual vicious murder in a San Francisco kindergarten in 1893. Norris is also the author of Vandover and the Brute, The Octopus, and The Pit.

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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riveting is right! One would never know that this book was originally published in 1899. It reads like a modern novel, and I found it extremely hard to put down. You have a sensation of being carried from page to page by the author, without being aware of the words which transport you. The psychological tension was built very artfully. And it was so delightful to read about everyday life in San Francisco in the 1890's -- I went out and bought some genuine San Francisco Anchor steam beer afterwards! The story was so popular that one director created a 10-hour B&W silent version of the book in the 1920's! This was the first book I read by Frank Norris, and I was oh so pleasantly surprised. What a tragedy that Norris died at the age of 32 what a wealth of fine literature he could have provided us. This is a great book on many levels, and the B&N Library of Essential Reading edition is especially handsome and readable.
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Nestor_J More than 1 year ago
Its a great read; felt sort of like a precursor to The Great Gatsby.
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Okami slowly wraps his arms around her. Then the teacher clears her throat. "Mr. Okami and Ms. Zawa. Would you two like to go to the Principle to talk about your violation of the rule of no PDA?" Okami reluctantly lets Zawa go, and she does the same. Okami sits down in the seat next to her, and she stretches out her leg, resting it against his knee. Then the bell rang for lunch. They go to the lunchroom. As they pass a couple of boys, the taller one sticks his foot out, tripping Zawa and causing her to fall.****** post your part on the usual book.
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