McTeague A Story of San Francisco

By: Frank Norris
Published By: Double9 Books
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"McTeague: A Story of San Francisco" by Frank Norris is a compelling tale that delves into the darker aspects of human nature against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century San Francisco. This novel falls within the genre of American Naturalism, known for its stark portrayal of life's harsh realities. The story follows the titular character, McTeague, a dentist living in San Francisco whose life takes a tragic turn after he wins the lottery. As McTeague's newfound wealth leads to greed and obsession, he becomes entangled in a web of jealousy, violence, and moral decay. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing city, Norris paints a vivid picture of San Francisco during the late 19th century, exploring themes of social class, urbanization, and the destructive effects of unchecked ambition. Norris's prose is both gritty and evocative, drawing readers into the seedy underbelly of San Francisco's streets and alleyways. Through vivid descriptions and compelling characterizations, he exposes the raw emotions and inner struggles of his characters, making "McTeague" a gripping and unforgettable read. In conclusion, "McTeague: A Story of San Francisco" stands as a classic work of American literature, offering a haunting portrayal of human nature and the consequences of unchecked desire.

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Frank Norris

Frank Norris (1870-1902) was an American novelist and journalist known for his realistic and naturalistic writing style. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in a family with a strong literary background. Norris studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and later attended Harvard University. Norris is best remembered for his novels that depicted the social issues and struggles of his time. His most notable work is "The Octopus: A Story of California" (1901), a sprawling epic that explores the conflicts between wheat farmers and the powerful railroad monopolies in California. The novel is considered a classic of American literature and is often associated with the naturalist literary movement. Tragically, Norris's writing career was cut short when he died at the age of 32 due to complications from appendicitis. Despite his short life, he left a lasting impact on American literature, influencing later writers such as Upton Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser. His works continue to be celebrated for their realism, vivid portrayals of the human condition, and insightful social commentary.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 282pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057372
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057371
  • Item Weight: 366.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical