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An American tragedy ...

On one level, An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, the novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's tawdry ambitions and seal his fate.

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  • "Story of a poor young man who was raised as a Christian, but now is driven by the desire for wealth and a place in respectable society. Simultaneous affairs with a factory girl and a rich socialite threaten his goal of becoming a rich and respected gentleman. Consumed with fear and desire, he becomes obsessed with the idea of murder."
  • "Clyde Griffiths' burning ambition for weatlh and social prestige brings him nothing but tragedy."
  • "On one level, An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, the novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's tawdry ambitions and seal his fate."
  • "On one level, An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, the novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's tawdry ambitions and seal his fate."@en
  • "A portrayal of early twentieth century American society and a man whose life is ruined by greed."
  • "Clyde Griffiths, son of an itinerant street preacher, has a burning ambition for wealth and social prestige. When Roberta Alden stands in the way of his success, he murders her."@en
  • "This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence."@en
  • "This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence."
  • "The story of Clyde Griffiths, the son of an itinerant street preacher, whose burning ambition for wealth and social prestige brings him nothing but tragedy."@en
  • "The author's classic vision of the dark side of American life looks at the failings of the American dream, in the story of the rise and fall of Clyde Griffiths, who sacrifices everything in his desperate quest for success."@en
  • "The tragedy of a young man brought up in simple Salvation Army piety who goes east to find success. The author's classic vision of the dark side of American life looks at the failings of the American dream, in the story of the rise and fall of Clyde Griffiths, who sacrifices everything in his desperate quest for success."
  • "Based upon the actual incident, this is the story of Clyde Griffiths, an ordinary boy driven by passion and ambition into a tragic conflict with the conventions and inequities of society. Rising steadily toward his goal of wealth and social prestige, Clyde unexpectedly learns that Robreta, a factory girl with whom he had had an illicit love affair, is pregnant. Desperately entrapped, he kills her. He is arrested and brought to trial in a climax of memorable tension and drama."
  • ""The corruption of a young man becomes a portrait of the society that shaped his ambitions and destroyed him." "Based on an actual criminal case, 'An American Tragedy' was the inspiration for the film 'A Place in the Sun, ' winner of six Academy Awards, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. "Clyde Griffiths falls in love with and impregnates Roberta, but realizing that another girl will help him succeed, he drowns Roberta.""@en
  • "The corruption of a young man becomes a portrait of the society that shaped his ambitions and destroyed him."
  • "The corruption of a young man becomes a portrait of the society that shaped his ambitions and destroyed him."@en
  • "In order to marry Sondra who is rich and beautiful, ambitious Clyde murders his pregnant mistress."@en
  • "On one level, An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, however, the novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's tawdry 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."@en
  • "Psychological and social study of an American youth, in Kansas City, Missouri, whose neglected education, poverty and weakness of character make him a criminal. For other editions, see Author Catalog."@en
  • "Psychological and social study of an American youth, in Kansas City, Missouri, whose neglected education, poverty and weakness of character make him a criminal. For other editions, see Author Catalog."
  • "Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what it purports to be -- the harrowing story of a weak-willed young man who destroys himself, a villain who is also victim of the values of a deceptive, materialistic society. Dreiser patterned the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906, a charming young."@en
  • "A complex and compassionate account of the life and death of a young antihero named Clyde Griffiths. The novel begins with Clyde's blighted background, recounts his path to success, and culminates in his apprehension, trial, and execution for murder."
  • "Theodore Dreiser?s -- -- Dreiser?s first commercial success was An American Tragedy."@en
  • "Theodore Dreiser?s -- -- Dreiser?s first commercial success was An American Tragedy."

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