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An American tragedy

by: Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

596 editions in 20 languages held by 9944 libraries

Date: 1925 - 2017


This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence.


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