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An American Tragedy
By Theodore Dreiser and Flo Gibson (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Audio Book Contractors
Publication date January 30, 2000
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781556856327
ISBN-10 1556856326
Dimensions 1.50 by 9.50 by 9 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $32.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A tremendous bestseller when it was published in 1925, An American Tragedy is the culmination of Theodore Dreiser's elementally powerful fictional art. Taking as his point of departure a notorious murder case of 1910, Dreiser immersed himself in the social background of the crime to produce a book that is both a remarkable work of reportage and a monumental study of character. Few novels have undertaken to track so relentlessly the process by which an ordinary young man becomes 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, Dreiser created an unforgettable portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence. Around Clyde, Dreiser builds an extraordinarily detailed fictional portrait of early twentieth-century America, its religious and sexual hypocrisies, its economic pressures, its political corruption. The sheer prophetic amplitude of his bitter truth-telling, in idiosyncratic prose of uncanny expressive power, continues to mark Dreiser as a crucially important American writer. An American Tragedy, the great achievement of his later years, is a work of mythic force, at once brutal and heartbreaking.

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Hardcover
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from Amereon Ltd (January 1, 2000); titled "An American Tragedy"
9780848822538 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.25 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $52.95
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Reprint edition from Classic Books (October 1, 1998); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781582016146 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.50 × 2.50 in. | 4.80 lbs | List price $98.00
About: ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers.
Reprint edition from Bentley Pub (June 1, 1991); titled "An American Tragedy"
9780837604244 | details & prices | 874 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 2.25 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $32.00
About: In order to marry Sondra who is rich and beautiful, ambitious Clyde murders his pregnant mistress
from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1990); titled "An American Tragedy"
9780899667096 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.30 lbs | List price $45.95
About: 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.
from Ty Crowell Co (March 1, 1972); titled "An American Tragedy"
9780690003284 | details & prices | List price $10.00
About: In order to marry Sondra who is rich and beautiful, ambitious Clyde murders his pregnant mistress
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 16, 2015); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781511516389 | details & prices | 792 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.79 in. | List price $27.00
from Intl Business Pubns USA (September 9, 2009); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781438786704 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $59.95
from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781417905775 | details & prices | 436 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $36.95
About: 1925.
from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781419176616 | details & prices | 412 pages | List price $34.95
About: 1925.
Reissue edition from Signet Classic (August 1, 2000); titled "An American Tragedy"
9780451527707 | details & prices | 859 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $9.95
About: 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.
from Signet (September 1, 1996)
9780451520432 | details & prices | List price $4.50
About: A tremendous bestseller when it was published in 1925, An American Tragedy is the culmination of Theodore Dreiser's elementally powerful fictional art.
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (September 1, 1986)
9780451524652 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $9.95
About: In order to marry Sondra who is rich and beautiful, ambitious Clyde murders his pregnant mistress
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Flo Gibson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audio Book Contractors (January 30, 2000); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781556857881 | details & prices | 10.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.95
With Flo Gibson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audio Book Contractors (January 30, 2000); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781556857898 | details & prices | 9.50 × 9.00 × 2.25 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $54.99
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With Flo Gibson (other contributor) | from Audio Book Contractors (January 30, 2000); titled "An American Tragedy"
9781556856327 | details & prices | 9.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $32.95
About: A tremendous bestseller when it was published in 1925, An American Tragedy is the culmination of Theodore Dreiser's elementally powerful fictional art.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (September 1, 1986)
9780606003322 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.94
About: 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.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808509516 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $20.80
About: 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.

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