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An American Tragedy

by Theodore Dreiser
Dan John Miller

Audiobook

In Theodore Dreiser's classic portrait of the dark side of the American dream, 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.

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement.

First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.


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Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781452621890
  • File size: 985519 KB
  • Release date: April 25, 2011
  • Duration: 34:12:54

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781452621890
  • File size: 985519 KB
  • Release date: April 25, 2011
  • Duration: 34:12:41
  • Number of parts: 30

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

In Theodore Dreiser's classic portrait of the dark side of the American dream, 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.

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement.

First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Tantor Media
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781452621890
    File size: 985519 KB
    Release date: April 25, 2011
    Duration: 34:12:54

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781452621890
    File size: 985519 KB
    Release date: April 25, 2011
    Duration: 34:12:41
    Number of parts: 30

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English