McTeague

McTeague

by Frank Norris

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Overview

McTeague is a novel by Frank Norris, first published in 1899. It tells the story of a couple's courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and avarice. The book was the basis for Erich von Stroheim's film, Greed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014741347
Publisher: Philtre Libre
Publication date: 06/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 265 KB

About the Author

Author of the classic McTeague.

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McTeague 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for a class. It starts out as a nice story, but it takes you to a place that is so unexpected! When I think about the beginning and the end of this book, no one could guess that it would end up like it did. I loved the shock of where the book leads the story. I hated what happened, but because of where it went, it will forever be in my mind. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a book that epitomizes the Naturalist movement at the turn of the 20th century, then this is the book for you. Rich with symbolism, this novel is a great contrast to the reform novel
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this novel over 20 years ago and it still comes to mind. The characterizations of the young couple in new urban life was very compelling and memorable. In addition, the film adaptation by Silent Film Director Von Stronheim (acted in Sunset Boulevard - Max) will be showing at LACMA on January 22nd.
bell7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I hated this book so much that I blocked out the title and had to search "dentist, American literature" in the tagmash feature to find it. I had to read this for a Film and Literature class in college and absolutely hated every second of it. One of the weirdest, most terrible books I've ever finished.
lit13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this for an American Literature class, and liked it. The characters are difficult to relate to, but it is a very interesting take on lower-class, turn-of -the-century America. Frank Norris writes wonderfully, and paints a very realistic, though sometimes melodramatic, portrait of his characters' descent into madness.
Othemts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dreadful book written to illustrate the author's classist and racist notions. Can be read to get a sense of thought (or lack thereof) of the times, but not really entertaining as a novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HAD to read this book and was amazed at the writing, the big difference from romanticism, and a new way of thinking. The book I read had a lot of dicussion pages after the end of the book. That was very important because I did not know they were there and was "guaging" where the ending was based on the number of pages there seemed to be left. Pow the ending came. I was thinking there would be more. I was so startled that I had to ask my Professor Baker, "What makes an ending of a book?" I think she did not hear my question so I have pondered that question for decades. Suprise ending. Not getting a cut and dry finality. Where is the "happy" ending. Etc.,etc.,. Then I realised that the "suprise" ending IS A REALISM TECHNIQUE? No Agatha Christie finality. Wham it just comes. I think that this is a great book. I would encourage people to read this genre and then try out the Naturalism genre. God bless Dr. B. Baker for the literature world to which she took me.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this book. i had to read it for english, and it was really good.
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