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An American Tragedy

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Published by Signet Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsIrving Howe (Afterword)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages832
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7577154M
ISBN 100451524659
ISBN 109780451524652

Clyde and his friends are late for work in the hotel and therefore ask Sparser to add speed. After all, this means that he will have to An American Tragedy book up dreams of a brilliant future instilled by the relationship with Sondra. He strives to overcome his anxiety at the Griffithses' supper. To that end, Sister Carrie tells the story of a pretty small town girl who uses her feminine wiles to sleep her way from the factories and saloons of Chicago to the New York stage. Clyde continues to court Sondra and seems to be on the verge of obtaining her hand when Roberta threatens to expose their relationship. Roberta expects Clyde to marry her to avert the shame of an unwed pregnancy, but Clyde now dreams instead of marrying Sondra.

Bertine Cranston, too, is affected and sly. He gains additional respect by exploiting their confusion as to his status. The trial, with many reputations on the line, stirs up competitive social and political factions. Suspicious of Griffiths' nephew, the sweating laborers in the shrinking room grow jealous of Clyde's "class" and "connection. On the way back to Kansas City weather begins to deteriorate, it is snowing, and they have to go very slowly. Travelling to the limits of ambition, Clyde ceases to be a commonplace representative figure—an empty-headed American boy.

And finding the ragged shrinking room employee to be the An American Tragedy book neatly dressed nephew who comes to supper, Samuel Griffiths out of qualms and self-interest promotes Clyde. Fearing arrest, Clyde and some of the other leave Kansas City. But here sees in a newspaper an article that tells about the tragedy at Pass Lake - a man and a woman took a boat, but the next day the boat was found upside-down, and later the girl's body was found, but the man did not show up. Chapter 3 focuses on Clyde, flashing back to his flight from Kansas City, noting his odd jobs, the letters he writes to his mother, and his getting a job at the club.


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Contrary to the wishes of Gilbert, Clyde is invited into the house for a family dinner. The author fuses idea and method by his interplay of philosophical materialism and artistic contrast.

He made false starts on the book while he was working on other fiction, and he tried to write about different real-life murders, but he eventually returned to Gillette.

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At the same time, few novelists have seemed so bizarrely divided about the personal rewards of business enterprise: he was contemptuous of money-obsession and luxury-worship yet seemingly in thrall to money and luxury.

The contrast between Clyde and the other characters and between opposing sensibilities in Clyde himself contributes greatly to the novel's acute irony. If anything, Dreiser draws even finer distinctions than these very general ones: for example, the social class that Clyde's parents inhabit and the ones that his fellow bell hops inhabit are quite similar to society in general, but Clyde is acutely aware of the differences in income and in attitude that make the latter lifestyle more affluent and engaging.

Discovered and apprehended almost immediately, Gillette was electrocuted at Auburn Penitentiary in March He based Clyde Griffiths on Chester Gillette, deliberately giving him the same initials.

To the factory comes young Roberta Aldenwhose charm Clyde cannot resist. Fleeing from the police at high speed, Sparser crashes the car. In Cuba, the novel has been adapted and broadcast by Radio Progreso national broadcasting twice: in and He doesn't have the nerve to go through with the plan and freezes.

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During Clyde's wandering around Lycurgus, the narrator describes the depot, the factory section, the business center, the slum area, and the residential preserves. The play was produced as well by Lee Strasberg at the Group Theatre in Marchand again in a revised version by the Hedgerow Theatre in September where the original adaptation was wrongly credited to Piscator's wife Maria Ley.

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