An American Tragedy
The classic depiction of the harsh realities of American life, the dark side of the American Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of love and success... "Mr. Dreiser is not imitative and belongs to no school. He is at heart a mysticist and a fatalist, though using the realistic method. He is, on... show more
The classic depiction of the harsh realities of American life, the dark side of the American Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of love and success... "Mr. Dreiser is not imitative and belongs to no school. He is at heart a mysticist and a fatalist, though using the realistic method. He is, on the evidence of this novel alone, a power."-The New York Times Book Review
Publish date: August 1st 2000
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 859
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Banned Books
, American Classics
“intermingled and furnished it in some nondescript manner which need hardly be described.”I dare you to find a funnier joke in all of history of the world. Only Robert Jordan’s death can compete with this. Theodore Dreiser overwrites like no other, and he is telling us twice that something is nondes...
“Gee! This book sure is gay!” Still valid. This book is tragic. Not because it describes tragic events with a downfall of the main character and an unhappy ending, but because causes extreme distress to the reader. Even when I was trying to skim, I slowed down to read properly only to realise th...
This book commits the ultimate sin. It's boring. Really, really boring. The story follows the life of Clyde Griffiths. Born to poverty in the early part of the last century and envisioning a better, shinier life for himself, Clyde grasps at every opportunity offered to him and resolutely throws each...
This is a great book, and I hated it.I've read it many years ago, and I don't think I've ever re-read it. I remember its atmosphere of inexorable circumstances, of destiny if you will, in no noble sense, but equally powerful.There were ordinary people we got to know, to connect with, to care for, dr...
I see some have shelved this as banned books - off to check up the goods on that.Found it: Banned in Boston, Mass. (1927) and burned by the Nazis in Germany (1933) because it "deals with low love affairs." Source: 2004 Banned Books Resource Guide by Robert P. Doyle.low love affairs? hahahaA Place in...