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An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
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Mar 03, 08

Almost journalistic in its descriptions, this is a great story of a young man ashamed of his origins and his aspiring to accede to high society. Clyde Griffiths is a tragic character and should serve as an example for all who aspire to shed their humble beginnings.

I'm a great fan of all literature that offers a glimpse of the society of any given time period. All the Dreiser novels I've read do justice to the times they describe. Very engaging to see the United States at a time where it was becoming a world player.
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