McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (The World's Classics) ePub download
by Frank Norris
- ISBN: 0192823566
- ISBN13: 978-0192823564
- ePub: 1611 kb | FB2: 1499 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Classics
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 11, 1996)
- Pages: 388
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 203
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Set in San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, its horror and brutality are still shocking in today's world.
Set in San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, its horror and brutality are still shocking in today's world. The story begins with a portrait of McTeague, a large, somewhat bumbling dumb giant of a man who works as a dentist and finds no greater pleasure than drinking steam beer and playing on his concertina. His only aspiration for success is to one day hang a gilded tooth outside of his window as a sign of his profession.
McTeague: A Story of San Francisco, The Octopus: A Story of California. San Francisco: The Book Club of California. A tavern on San Francisco's Polk Street, near Frank Norris Place, is named McTeague's Saloon in honor of Norris's novel McTeague (1899). The interior and exterior are decorated with objects and imagery associated with the novel . The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris 1896–1898. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.
Then one day at San Francisco had come the news of his mother’s death; she had left him some money-not much . On the top shelf McTeague kept his concertina and a bag of bird seed for the canary. The whole place exhaled a mingled odor of bedding, creosote, and ether
Then one day at San Francisco had come the news of his mother’s death; she had left him some money-not much, but enough to set him up in business; so he had cut loose from the charlatan and had opened his Dental Parlors on Polk Street, an accommodation street of small shops in the residence quarter of the town. The whole place exhaled a mingled odor of bedding, creosote, and ether. But for one thing, McTeague would have been perfectly contented.
McTeague by Frank Norris 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
McTeague by Frank Norris 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. McTeague is a graphic depiction of urban American life centering around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco. At first content with his life and friendship with an ambitious man named Marcus,avarice.
Frank Norris (1870–1902) was born in Chicago, Illinois. His death in 1902 left the third book unfinished. A young student at the Académie Julian in Paris, Norris was exposed to naturalism in literature and became particularly fascinated in the study of human evolution. After years of working as a correspondent for various newspapers, Norris began his unfinished trilogy, the Epic of Wheat. The two completed titles-The Octopus and The Pit-revealed the suffering caused by corrupt and greedy turn-of-the-century corporate monopolies. His death in 1902 left the third book unfinished
They were in the world, they were elegant, they were debonair, they had their young men. . After coming from Miss Baker’s room Maria knocked at McTeague’s door.
They were in the world, they were elegant, they were debonair, they had their young men. On this occasion she presented herself at the door of Old Grannis’s room late in the afternoon. His door stood a little open. The dentist was lying on the bed-lounge in his stocking feet, doing nothing apparently, gazing up at the ceiling, lost in thought. Since he had spoken to Trina Sieppe, asking her so abruptly to marry him, McTeague had passed a week of torment. For him there was no going back. It was Trina now, and none other.
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McTeague (1899) chronicles the demise of a San Francisco couple at the end of the nineteenth century. Country of Publication. Inspired by an actual crime that was sensationalized in the San Francisco papers, it tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague, his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption. Norris is often considered to be the 'American Zola', and this is one of the most purely naturalistic American novels of the nineteenth century.
A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West.
The Octopus: A Story of California. McTeague, A Story of San Francisco. From the author of McTeague: The classic novel of corporate corruption and violent rebellion in the railroad industry. On May 11, 1880, at a San Joaquin Valley ranch, a shootout between tenant farmers and a sheriff’s posse left seven dead. The dispute was over land rights. The law was acting in the service of the Southern Pacific Railroad. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco.