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  • Published: 3 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780451531551
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 896
  • RRP: $16.99

An American Tragedy



An American Masterpiece

Clyde Griffiths finds his social-climbing aspirations and love for a rich and beautiful debutante threatened when his lower-class pregnant girlfriend gives him an ultimatum.

  • Published: 3 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780451531551
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 896
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Theodore Dreiser

Theodre Dreiser was born into a large and impoverished German American family in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1871. He began his writing career as a reporter, working for newspapers in Chicago. Pittsburg, and St. Louis, until an editor friend, Arthur Henry, suggested he write a novel. The result was Sister Carrie, based on the life of Dreiser’s own sister Emma, who had run off to New York with a married man. Rejected by several publishers as “immoral”, the book was finally accepted by Doubleday and Company, and published–over Frank Doubleday’s strong objections–in 1900.

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