Mcteague: A Story of San Francisco (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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An early example of American realism, McTeague was considered truly shocking when first published at the turn of the century. This searing portrait of the downfall of a slow-witted dentist and his avaricious wife embodies Frank Norris's powerful insights into conflicting forces of heredity and social conditioning. It is a novel of compelling narrative force, resounding with a sense of life as epic. As Kevin Starr points out in his introduction, McTeague continues to be regarded as a central statement of evolutionary awareness in late nineteenth-century America and as representative of the best work of a school of writers that included Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser.

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Presents a portrait of the downfall of a slow-witted dentist and his avaricious wife. This title presents insights into conflicting forces of heredity and social conditioning.

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"One of the great works of the modern American imagination."--Alfred Kazin

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