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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riveting is right! One would never know that this book was originally published in 1899. It reads like a modern novel, and I found it extremely hard to put down. You have a sensation of being carried from page to page by the author, without being aware of the words which transport you. The psychological tension was built very artfully. And it was so delightful to read about everyday life in San Francisco in the 1890's -- I went out and bought some genuine San Francisco Anchor steam beer afterwards! The story was so popular that one director created a 10-hour B&W silent version of the book in the 1920's! This was the first book I read by Frank Norris, and I was oh so pleasantly surprised. What a tragedy that Norris died at the age of 32 what a wealth of fine literature he could have provided us. This is a great book on many levels, and the B&N Library of Essential Reading edition is especially handsome and readable.
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Nestor_J More than 1 year ago
Its a great read; felt sort of like a precursor to The Great Gatsby.
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Stormrose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
10/20, class book. Read this for a class on turn of the century America, in which case it's quite interesting. As a study of society, I mean. And it's well written, and the moral fall that occurs is good, but overall, I was unable to enter into the book deeply in any significant way - quite possibly because I had no sympathy for the characters - and neither did the author.
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