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McTEAGUE: A Story of San Francisco

Norris, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0451511190 / ISBN 13: 9780451511195
Published by Signet Classics
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Title: McTEAGUE: A Story of San Francisco

Publisher: Signet Classics

Binding: MASS MARKET PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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First published in 1899, this graphic depiction of urban American life centers around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco at the turn of the century. While at first content with his life and friendship with an ambitious man named Marcus, McTeague eventually courts and marries Trina, a parsimonious young woman who wins a large sum of money in a lottery. The greed of the majority of the characters in the novel creates a chain of events that lead to many painful, gruesome deaths. Norris' work, so strikingly different from that of his contemporaries, is an admirable example of social realism, which provided America with a shocking reflection of its sordid sense of survival. From the opening description of San Francisco to McTeague's final desperate flight far from his 'Dental Parlors,' this novel examines human greed in a way that still causes readers to pause and reflect over one hundred years later. (cover photograph courtesy of Kiril Havezov)

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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco is a novel about love, obsession, murder, and greed. McTeague a young dentist becomes obsessed with Trina, one of his patients. The pair eventually marry and descend together into depravity and moral decay. A powerful harrowing book.

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