A Story of San FranciscoBook - 1996
McTeague created a literary sensation when it first appeared in 1899. Critics hailed Frank Norris as the "American Zola" for his gritty tale of greed and violence set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Yet the novel's ultra-realistic portrayal of the rise and fall of a simpleminded dentist and his grasping wife shocked many readers with its candid depiction of sordid behavior right at the edge of insanity. It remains a searing indictment of human weakness and selfishness in a rapidly evolving America that battled to reconcile city life with the mores of the Wild West.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1996.
Branch Call Number: FIC NORRIS, FRANK
Characteristics: viii, 485 pages ; 20 cm
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Violence: Contains scenes in which there are graphic depictions of violence.
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