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The Resource An American tragedy, Theodore Dreiser ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman and a new afterword by Margaret E. Mitchell

An American tragedy, Theodore Dreiser ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman and a new afterword by Margaret E. Mitchell

Label
An American tragedy
Title
An American tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Dreiser ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman and a new afterword by Margaret E. Mitchell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'An American Tragedy' is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, 'An American Tragedy' stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement. Based on an actual criminal case, 'An American Tragedy' was the inspiration for the film 'A Place in the Sun', which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Cliff
Summary
The author's classic vision of the dark side of American life looks at the failings of the American dream, in the story of the rise and fall of Clyde Griffiths, who sacrifices everything in his desperate quest for success
Tone
Writing style
Character
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024929
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1871-1945
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Dreiser, Theodore
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lingeman, Richard R
  • Mitchell, Margaret
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True
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  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Social classes
  • Young men
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
An American tragedy, Theodore Dreiser ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman and a new afterword by Margaret E. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [867]-870)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000046867222
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xvii, 870, p.
Isbn
9780451531551
Lccn
2011453544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)462898115
Label
An American tragedy, Theodore Dreiser ; with an introduction by Richard Lingeman and a new afterword by Margaret E. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [867]-870)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000046867222
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xvii, 870, p.
Isbn
9780451531551
Lccn
2011453544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)462898115

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