Studies in An American Tragedy (Charles E. Merrill Studies)

by Jack Salzman

Publisher: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company

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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 named Clyde novel begins with Clyde’s blighted background, recounts his path to success, and culminates in his apprehension, trial, and execution for book was called by one influential critic “the worst-written great.

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secretary of state’s policy planning staff. The large cast in An American Tragedy hold a wide range of social status, political positions, and personal beliefs, and Dreiser makes a point of exploring this range in as full and journalistic a manner as possible. Thus, the novel is told from the third person narrative voice but often assumes the perspective of one of the characters, most.

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