An American Tragedy, novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in It is a complex and compassionate account of the life and death of a young antihero. This item:An American Tragedy (Signet Classics) by Theodore Dreiser Mass in by An American Tragedy, a novel that brought him universal acclaim. Editorial Reviews. Review. Theodore Dreiser set out to create an epic character Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy () is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is .

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Dreiser based it on the notorious criminal prosecution of a young man named Chester Gillette for the murder in the summer of of a year-old lady found drowned near an overturned boat at Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks.

Boni and Liverwright, First edition first issue. Samuel, feeling guilt for neglecting his poor relations, offers Clyde a menial job at the factory. The novel is loaded with symbolism and foreshadowing e. Dustjackets are unclipped, spines are sunned, with some expert tissue repairs to verso of same, and a small amount of re-touching and restoration at the spine ends; Very Good.

An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser, novelist who was the outstanding American practitioner of naturalism. Emotionally vulnerable, Clyde is drawn to Roberta Alden, a poor and innocent farm girl working in his shop, who falls in love with him. I doesn’t seem to matter to Dreiser that this scene then leads to a fifty-page digression about a doctor who refuses to perform an abortion we learn a lot about this doctor, for no real reason.


And even as far trabedy that goes, Thomas Hardy covered this same territory much better. View all 35 comments.

And there are no shortcuts here. I know Clyde Griffiths story better than I know my late grandparents.

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The trial is quite a let down. I first gave up after this wonderful interior monologue passage: He wants to better himself, he wants finer things, but because of his upbringing he is at a disadvantage.

The orginal box is present, though repaired retaining the orginal front panel, and some of the plain grey paper covering. Limited Editions Club, This way of writing makes the speed of the novel extremely slow!

Tragedj being in a car accident in which a young girl loses her life, Clyde is forced to run away from the town in search for the new life. On the far side of the lake are foothills, caught in the gloaming.


He is not a great writer.

Collecting An American Tragedy by Dreiser, Theodore – First edition identification guide

It’s based on the true story of the Cigar Girl. Books by Theodore Dreiser. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine.

It has been said before, but An American Tragedy may be one of the worst written classic novels currently in the literary canon.

Or at least I did. Jun 16, Wendolyn Aragon rated it it was amazing Shelves: What’s the Name o Goodreads helps amegican keep track of books you want to read. The general trade release was quickly followed by a a signed, limited edition of copies in And yet, there must have been something compelling about this book.

An American Tragedy – Wikipedia

Whether the outcome of this novel is to your liking or not, it is still worthy of profound appreciation. Precedes the limited edition by a year. Want to Read saving….