McTeague

McTeague

3.68 (5,199 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Afterword by  , Introduction by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

A lesser-known American classic, McTeague explores the darker side of success and the pitfalls of marriage for a turn-of-the-century couple. McTeague is the story of a poor dentist scraping by in San Francisco at the end of the 19th century, and his wife Trina, whose $5,000 lottery winning sets in motion a shocking chain of events. Fans of Jack London and Theodore Dreiser will appreciate the richly crafted prose and the historically accurate portrayal of 19th century America. Few works have captured the seamy side of American urban life with such graphic intensity.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 109 x 173 x 30mm | 204g
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0451531973
  • 9780451531971
  • 168,554

Review quote

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

About Frank Norris

Alfred Kazin (1915-1998) was one of the most distinguished literary critics of the twentieth century. His numerous books include the highly acclaimed On Native Ground: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature.
show more

Rating details

5,199 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,327)
4 35% (1,824)
3 25% (1,322)
2 10% (511)
1 4% (215)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X