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read & download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Theodore Dreiser free read An American Tragedy ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB So many people dream about being rich and live in luxury So did Dreiser's Clyde Griffiths Born in poverty he became fascinated by the world of rich and famous and decided to achieve such a status whatever the cost This is how everything began alcohol gambling women and remained a symbol of power to him Weak willed and shy by nature Clyde st. oholeth Updated The Wisdom of Winter Looks Foolish in MayNone of us is born knowing what we want We are taught what we want by other people We do not choose these other people from whom we learn they just happen Our parents also just happen but in general we feel it is necessary to unlearn whatever it is they ve taught us to want especially if it involves an unimportant looking family publicly raising its collective voice against the vast skepticism sic and apathy of lifeLearning from strangers is freuently regretted in later life but always welcomed as it occurs What we learn from strangers what we are taught to want is what has been identified since ancient times as vanity Vanity is not only the pleasure we get from gazing at our image in a mirror although that too particularly among Dreiser s women It is that old mass yearning for a likeness as Dreiser has it Vanity is the compulsion to see what we want ourselves to be in other people and to imitate them however that is possible Vanity is the theme of Dreiser s masterpiece a theme that never loses its relevance or painful personal intimacy As the ancient writer of the book of Ecclesiastes knew so clearly inevitably everything is vanity Also inevitably given that it is the core of human existence pointing it out has little effect that too is an exercise in vanityDreiser s genius is his ability to track the life long path of vanity in its toe curling detail From our embarrassment about parental idiosyncrasies to our growing faux wisdom about what is important in life and the meaning of success his step by step descriptions of the way we are enticed into preferences that we believe are matters of an independent and considered free will are astounding and disconcertingDisconcerting because it is I think impossible not to identify at some point in his life with the protagonist Clyde Griffiths as he stumbles into a life not his own yet clung to all the for that very reason We in the modern world are expected to honour our own histories It is What got us here what makes us who we are Wishing any other life would be the secular euivalent of sin a repudiation of our own independent existence To have Dreiser articulate the truth that our formation as human beings is a random development is not just uncomfortable it rocks the foundations of personalityOne might think that experience alone should be enough to alert us at least eventually to the hubris of our attitude of self createdness But experience never repeats itself Our experience of youth is not relevant to our experience of adulthood or middle age Semper aliuid novum ex Africa is how the Romans put it There are always new things coming out of Africa For them Africa surprisingly to modern minds represented the future for which they and we are permanently unprepared by experienceSo Clyde is in fact incapable of learning from one stage of life to another All he can do is reinforce persistent prejudices and abiding fears He digs himself progressively deeper into his non life with increasing fervour This is because Clyde s form of vanity adopted in youth and refined with maturity is ambition Ambition is not just desire for that which others possess it is the desire for what others have because they have it As such it is insatiable the crack cocaine of vanity And it is the most socially acceptable in fact encouraged form of vanity To top it all ambition provokes ambition in others The result is as Thomas Hobbes imagined in the 16th century a constant war of all against each other waged without uarterThe tragedy that Dreiser narrates is not the mistakes and false moves that Clyde Griffiths or we make as human beings It is the inevitability of the un freedom inherent in ambition that particularly American virtue Paradoxically it is the source of the scepticism and apathy that Dreiser was so concerned about Scepticism is the suspicion that others merely want what we have Apathy is the lack of interest in what might be important other than what others have These are very American tragedies indeed Snake Charmer us is born knowing what we want We are taught what we want by other people We do not choose these other people from whom we learn they just happen Our parents also just happen but in general we feel it is necessary to Selected Poems unlearn whatever it is they ve taught Degas and the Little Dancer A story about Edgar Degas us to want especially if it involves an Takeout Menu Organizer unimportant looking family publicly raising its collective voice against the vast skepticism sic and apathy of lifeLearning from strangers is freuently regretted in later life but always welcomed as it occurs What we learn from strangers what we are taught to want is what has been identified since ancient times as vanity Vanity is not only the pleasure we get from gazing at our image in a mirror although that too particularly among Dreiser s women It is that old mass yearning for a likeness as Dreiser has it Vanity is the compulsion to see what we want ourselves to be in other people and to imitate them however that is possible Vanity is the theme of Dreiser s masterpiece a theme that never loses its relevance or painful personal intimacy As the ancient writer of the book of Ecclesiastes knew so clearly inevitably everything is vanity Also inevitably given that it is the core of human existence pointing it out has little effect that too is an exercise in vanityDreiser s genius is his ability to track the life long path of vanity in its toe curling detail From our embarrassment about parental idiosyncrasies to our growing faux wisdom about what is important in life and the meaning of success his step by step descriptions of the way we are enticed into preferences that we believe are matters of an independent and considered free will are astounding and disconcertingDisconcerting because it is I think impossible not to identify at some point in his life with the protagonist Clyde Griffiths as he stumbles into a life not his own yet clung to all the for that very reason We in the modern world are expected to honour our own histories It is What got Secrets from the Grave St Martin's True Crime Library us here what makes Færeyinga Saga Íslensk úrvalsrit 13 us who we are Wishing any other life would be the secular euivalent of sin a repudiation of our own independent existence To have Dreiser articulate the truth that our formation as human beings is a random development is not just Begin Again Now uncomfortable it rocks the foundations of personalityOne might think that experience alone should be enough to alert The European Guilds us at least eventually to the hubris of our attitude of self createdness But experience never repeats itself Our experience of youth is not relevant to our experience of adulthood or middle age Semper aliuid novum ex Africa is how the Romans put it There are always new things coming out of Africa For them Africa surprisingly to modern minds represented the future for which they and we are permanently Destiny unprepared by experienceSo Clyde is in fact incapable of learning from one stage of life to another All he can do is reinforce persistent prejudices and abiding fears He digs himself progressively deeper into his non life with increasing fervour This is because Clyde s form of vanity adopted in youth and refined with maturity is ambition Ambition is not just desire for that which others possess it is the desire for what others have because they have it As such it is insatiable the crack cocaine of vanity And it is the most socially acceptable in fact encouraged form of vanity To top it all ambition provokes ambition in others The result is as Thomas Hobbes imagined in the 16th century a constant war of all against each other waged without Let the Storm Break uarterThe tragedy that Dreiser narrates is not the mistakes and false moves that Clyde Griffiths or we make as human beings It is the inevitability of the Invitation to Catholicism BeliefsTeachingPractices un freedom inherent in ambition that particularly American virtue Paradoxically it is the source of the scepticism and apathy that Dreiser was so concerned about Scepticism is the suspicion that others merely want what we have Apathy is the lack of interest in what might be important other than what others have These are very American tragedies indeed

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This book sat on my shelf for 12 years because I defied my mother s advice I judged a book by its cover Literally The cover of my copy of Theodore Dreiser s enormous ambitious sprawling epic An American Tragedy is singularly bland and uninformative The back cover has a simple blurb telling me it is the story of the rise and fall of Clyde Griffiths I sensed that this was another of those typically American Gatsby like novels in which the hero follows that great capitalist arc of rags to riches to ruin Americans love it when people pull themselves up by their bootstraps and love it even then those same people fall spectacularly on their faces I suppose this is a conseuence of our eternal optimism bounding up against the reality that we will probably never invent a social networking site make a billion dollars and be able to buy a Lear Jet piloted by a handsomely uniformed and well trained pug The front cover is a painting pastoral and bucolic In the foreground are trees and bushes there is a grassy plain sloping down to a placid lake On the far side of the lake are foothills caught in the gloaming Beyond the foothills are humpbacked mountains with their eroded summits You view this scene as through a spiderweb there is a shimmering gauzy veil limned by the orange red light of the sun that is setting in the background Above this painting are the words AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Yet there is no hint of tragedy unless you truly hate trees lakes foothills or staid nature compositions Then I read about Dreiser in Newsweek s True Crime edition I am a true crime junkie of sorts yet I d never known for all the years this doorstop of a book sat on my shelf that it was about murder most foul This is the reason for the spoiler warning since I was so surprised maybe you want to be surprised to An American Tragedy is based on the real life murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette In this story Chester is Clyde Griffiths a poor boy son of itinerant street preachers who pulls himself off the streets with the help of a wealthy uncle Then he runs into a Sophie s Choice between the poor girl he got pregnant and the rich girl who gives him entree into the society he has always dreamed of It doesn t end well This novel has been called the worst written great novel of all time True so true Dreiser s grammar is to put it kindly improvisational His syntax is tortured He is indirect and repetitive He never fails to use three adjectives when one will do He writes in a passive voice often in the negative His sentences are long and dense and in 800 plus pages I didn t find one memorable passage or uotable uote Some of his sentences go on for days as though he s getting paid by the word This in itself is not a bad thing Hemingway could write long sentences that were still punchy and forceful by the end Penn Warren had beautiful looping sentences Faulkner s sentences were long and tangled and difficult to unpack yet if you spent time with them they ended up being evocative Not Dreiser He is not a great writer His sentences are clunky and ill fitting They are broken up with as many as a half dozen commas he is seriously in need of a semicolon I don t think he used one the entire novel The multiple clauses cause his long sentences to start and sputter jerking forward like the backfiring engine of my old 1980 Cutlass Sierra mercifully destroyed in an accident back in the autumn of 97 He piles words atop words For instanceHowever as both Roberta and Clyde soon found after several weeks in which they met here and there such spots as could be conveniently reached by interurban lines there were still drawbacks and the principal of these related to the attitude of both Roberta and Clyde in regard to the room and what if any use of it was to be made by them jointly For in spite of the fact that thus far Clyde had never openly agreed with himself that his intentions in relation to Roberta were in any way different to those normally entertained by any youth toward any girl for whom he had a conventional social regard still now that she had moved into this room there was that ineradicable and possibly censurable yet very human and almost unescapable desire for something the possibility of greater and greater intimacyIn other words they have sex Or as Dreiser later puts it Roberta yielded to Clyde s blandishments I know that probably got you a little worked up If you need to take a break from this review to smoke a cigarette or dribble a melting ice cube down the back of your neck please feel free I ll still be here Of course the book was written in 1925 so Dreiser should probably be commended for his ability to discuss premarital sex birth control and abortion even though you need Job like patience to interpret what he is trying to say Dreiser s cavalier creative writing professor be damned style is at times amusing You will never see rhetorical uestions pages worth You will never see exclamation points You will even see double exclamation points at though Dreiser let his kindergarten age child write certain portions There are passages in italics there are passages set off by parentheticals there are letters there are news clippings Dreiser pulls out every stop in this one This is the kind of book you live in I mean you live in it I would say roughly 75% of the book is exposition There are very few times in which Dreiser will simply say a few weeks passed Instead he is bound and determine to describe every day down to its smallest details When Clyde ties his shoes Dreiser describes it When Clyde walks down the street Dreiser tells you where he turned left and where he turned right going to the trouble of relaying each street name Dreiser takes a God s eye view and writes in the purest form of the third person omniscient I ve ever seen The story is seen through the thoughts and feelings of EVERY character no matter how minor The point of view might shift five times on a single page Clyde will say something to the haberdasher and we will know Clyde s thoughts Then the haberdasher will say something and we will know his thoughts as well as a brief biographical sketch Then Clyde will say something to Roberta and we will know Roberta s thoughts Thus a trip to a haberdasher where Clyde asks about an abortion doctor a scene that could ve been described in one or two sentences goes on for something like ten pages I doesn t seem to matter to Dreiser that this scene then leads to a fifty page digression about a doctor who refuses to perform an abortion we learn a lot about this doctor for no real reason Nothing is left to the imagination Dreiser is right on the nose here He tells you exactly what happens step by step He tells you exactly how you are supposed to feel He shines a light on every corner of every character so their every motivation is as clear as a mountain stream There is also endless repetition First Dreiser tells you the story step by step Later Clyde is arrested and he tells the story again to the prosecutor then again to his defense attorneys then again in trial then again to a priest And there are no shortcuts here No sir Because Dreiser has put us in this world so we have to listen to it over and over and over again I know Clyde Griffiths story better than I know my late grandparents Yet at the end it all works At the end the cumulative effect of this story is profoundly surprisingly powerful It was worth the slog Dreiser starts the book knowing this is an epic DUSK of a summer night And the tall walls of the commercial heart of an American city of perhaps 400000 inhabitants such walls as in time may linger as a mere fableWe begin in Kansas City where Clyde is chafing under the control of his religious fanatic mother and weak willed father neither of whom seem to care about pulling the family out of their poverty At once the great theme of this novel is stated the class system in America What it s like to be poor what it s like to be rich and how hard it is to start as one and end as the other Clyde soon starts to rebel He takes a job as a bell hop falls in with some troublemakers he goes to a whorehouse as near as I can tell and eventually has to escape to Chicago after an incident with a stolen car In Chicago Clyde chances to meet Samuel Griffiths his rich uncle who is a collar maker shirt collars that is in Lycurgus New York Clyde goes to work there and is eventually placed in charge of a department However the New York Griffiths do not fully embrace Clyde and he is still poor At page 240 Clyde finally meets Roberta the poor but beautiful girl who will eventually yield to Clyde s blandishments A hundred pages or so later Clyde meets the rich and beautiful Sondra Finchley Sondra actually comes to love Clyde in one of the book s great surprises she turns out to be a surprisingly deep multi dimensional character up till that time all of Dreiser s young women are of two types the first is a rich girl who is trying to figure out how to leverage a man into a better social position the second is a poor girl trying to figure out how to leverage a man into a better social position Clyde finds himself in a position I know too well dating two beautiful women Kidding Clyde falls deeply in love with Sondra but not really Dreiser does not pretend to make him sympathetic Instead Clyde comes off as shallow vacillating and facile He is forever rationalizing his decisions He is self centered and selfish and is forever following the next shiniest thing he sees After Sondra shows him the high life of New York State society Clyde starts to plot a way to leave Roberta This is hard though because if anyone even finds out that Clyde dated Roberta Clyde will be ruined Then Roberta gets pregnant and the situation gets that much worse One day Clyde reads about a drowning in a lake where the woman s body was discovered but not the man s Gradually Clyde begins to plot rationalizing every step of the way I m a little disappointed that Dreiser chickens out when it comes to Clyde s ultimate depravity Eventually Clyde is arrested and at page 600 we meet a dozen new characters Mason the broken nosed prosecutor Belknap the William Jennings Bryan like defense attorney and Jephson the cold shrewd second chair of Clyde s defense The trial is uite a let down As I said before it s mostly repetition I also thought the fictional Judge Oberwaltzer completely lost control of his court First Mason made several discovery violations that wouldn t have gone unpunished even in the 1920s for instance he claims he has an eyewitness to murder even though he doesn t what happened to turning over your witness list Second Mason is continually allowed to badger argue with and scream at Clyde during cross examination Third Mason is allowed to connect up testimony after adducing testimony thus even when he can t connect up the testimony to make it relevant the jury still hears it and all the motions to strike in the world couldn t save Clyde Oberwaltzer should ve dismissed the jury and taken an offer of proof As a side note I was a little surprised when Mason finally objected as to leading uestions about thirty pages after Belknap had Clyde testify in narrative form on direct examination Good lawyering Mason glad you finally woke up Eventually the case goes to the jury but not before Dreiser gives us the jury instructions There is a verdict and an appeal and we get to read part of the opinion from the NY Court of Appeals Then it comes down to the final act of the tragedy In this section of the book I was actually moved when Clyde s mother comes to visit and for a moment stops being a religious zealot and acts as a mother My son my babyThe trick with Dreiser is that by forcing us to live in this world to know every step and turn and repetition that in the end we fully know and feel for every character even the smallest ones We see them as fully human because none is fully likable It is an amazing achievement one that never could have occurred if an editor was involved Finally when the book was finished I went back and looked at the cover once There in the lake I could see faintly what appeared to be three brushstrokes one horizontal two vertical resembling two people on a canoe If you read the book you will realize that you can judge it by its cover You just have to look for the details Candlewax upon real events and portrays the fatality of our ambition. 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front cover is a painting pastoral and bucolic In the foreground are trees and bushes there is a grassy plain sloping down to a placid lake On the far side of the lake are foothills caught in the gloaming Beyond the foothills are humpbacked mountains with their eroded summits You view this scene as through a spiderweb there is a shimmering gauzy veil limned by the orange red light of the sun that is setting in the background Above this painting are the words AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Yet there is no hint of tragedy Mein Kopf unless you truly hate trees lakes foothills or staid nature compositions Then I read about Dreiser in Newsweek s True Crime edition I am a true crime junkie of sorts yet I d never known for all the years this doorstop of a book sat on my shelf that it was about murder most foul This is the reason for the spoiler warning since I was so surprised maybe you want to be surprised to An American Tragedy is based on the real life murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette In this story Chester is Clyde Griffiths a poor boy son of itinerant street preachers who pulls himself off the streets with the help of a wealthy Surgery By the Sea uncle Then he runs into a Sophie s Choice between the poor girl he got pregnant and the rich girl who gives him entree into the society he has always dreamed of It doesn t end well This novel has been called the worst written great novel of all time True so true Dreiser s grammar is to put it kindly improvisational His syntax is tortured He is indirect and repetitive He never fails to Diligence use three adjectives when one will do He writes in a passive voice often in the negative His sentences are long and dense and in 800 plus pages I didn t find one memorable passage or Making Contact Uses of Language in Psychotherapy uotable Hope and Glory uote Some of his sentences go on for days as though he s getting paid by the word This in itself is not a bad thing Hemingway could write long sentences that were still punchy and forceful by the end Penn Warren had beautiful looping sentences Faulkner s sentences were long and tangled and difficult to Fireships (Igniting the Reaches , No 3) unpack yet if you spent time with them they ended The Dragons Disciples up being evocative Not Dreiser He is not a great writer His sentences are clunky and ill fitting They are broken Blood Contact Starfist Book 4 up with as many as a half dozen commas he is seriously in need of a semicolon I don t think he Wizard World (Omnibus: Changeling / Madwand) used one the entire novel The multiple clauses cause his long sentences to start and sputter jerking forward like the backfiring engine of my old 1980 Cutlass Sierra mercifully destroyed in an accident back in the autumn of 97 He piles words atop words For instanceHowever as both Roberta and Clyde soon found after several weeks in which they met here and there such spots as could be conveniently reached by interurban lines there were still drawbacks and the principal of these related to the attitude of both Roberta and Clyde in regard to the room and what if any Hunting the Renegade Omega The Hunt #1 use of it was to be made by them jointly For in spite of the fact that thus far Clyde had never openly agreed with himself that his intentions in relation to Roberta were in any way different to those normally entertained by any youth toward any girl for whom he had a conventional social regard still now that she had moved into this room there was that ineradicable and possibly censurable yet very human and almost Lopatanje đavola Istina o Crnoj Reci unescapable desire for something the possibility of greater and greater intimacyIn other words they have sex Or as Dreiser later puts it Roberta yielded to Clyde s blandishments I know that probably got you a little worked Herding Cats A Primer for Programmers Who Lead Programmers up If you need to take a break from this review to smoke a cigarette or dribble a melting ice cube down the back of your neck please feel free I ll still be here Of course the book was written in 1925 so Dreiser should probably be commended for his ability to discuss premarital sex birth control and abortion even though you need Job like patience to interpret what he is trying to say Dreiser s cavalier creative writing professor be damned style is at times amusing You will never see rhetorical Dimensional Selling Using the Breakthrough 4 Approach to Close More Sales uestions pages worth You will never see exclamation points You will even see double exclamation points at though Dreiser let his kindergarten age child write certain portions There are passages in italics there are passages set off by parentheticals there are letters there are news clippings Dreiser pulls out every stop in this one This is the kind of book you live in I mean you live in it I would say roughly 75% of the book is exposition There are very few times in which Dreiser will simply say a few weeks passed Instead he is bound and determine to describe every day down to its smallest details When Clyde ties his shoes Dreiser describes it When Clyde walks down the street Dreiser tells you where he turned left and where he turned right going to the trouble of relaying each street name Dreiser takes a God s eye view and writes in the purest form of the third person omniscient I ve ever seen The story is seen through the thoughts and feelings of EVERY character no matter how minor The point of view might shift five times on a single page Clyde will say something to the haberdasher and we will know Clyde s thoughts Then the haberdasher will say something and we will know his thoughts as well as a brief biographical sketch Then Clyde will say something to Roberta and we will know Roberta s thoughts Thus a trip to a haberdasher where Clyde asks about an abortion doctor a scene that could ve been described in one or two sentences goes on for something like ten pages I doesn t seem to matter to Dreiser that this scene then leads to a fifty page digression about a doctor who refuses to perform an abortion we learn a lot about this doctor for no real reason Nothing is left to the imagination Dreiser is right on the nose here He tells you exactly what happens step by step He tells you exactly how you are supposed to feel He shines a light on every corner of every character so their every motivation is as clear as a mountain stream There is also endless repetition First Dreiser tells you the story step by step Later Clyde is arrested and he tells the story again to the prosecutor then again to his defense attorneys then again in trial then again to a priest And there are no shortcuts here No sir Because Dreiser has put Comparative literature and literary theory: survey and introduction, (A Midland book MB-) us in this world so we have to listen to it over and over and over again I know Clyde Griffiths story better than I know my late grandparents Yet at the end it all works At the end the cumulative effect of this story is profoundly surprisingly powerful It was worth the slog Dreiser starts the book knowing this is an epic DUSK of a summer night And the tall walls of the commercial heart of an American city of perhaps 400000 inhabitants such walls as in time may linger as a mere fableWe begin in Kansas City where Clyde is chafing One Dance with the Sheikh under the control of his religious fanatic mother and weak willed father neither of whom seem to care about pulling the family out of their poverty At once the great theme of this novel is stated the class system in America What it s like to be poor what it s like to be rich and how hard it is to start as one and end as the other Clyde soon starts to rebel He takes a job as a bell hop falls in with some troublemakers he goes to a whorehouse as near as I can tell and eventually has to escape to Chicago after an incident with a stolen car In Chicago Clyde chances to meet Samuel Griffiths his rich Reversible Volume 1 (Yaoi) uncle who is a collar maker shirt collars that is in Lycurgus New York Clyde goes to work there and is eventually placed in charge of a department However the New York Griffiths do not fully embrace Clyde and he is still poor At page 240 Clyde finally meets Roberta the poor but beautiful girl who will eventually yield to Clyde s blandishments A hundred pages or so later Clyde meets the rich and beautiful Sondra Finchley Sondra actually comes to love Clyde in one of the book s great surprises she turns out to be a surprisingly deep multi dimensional character Jacky Jumps to the Top Pony Bks up till that time all of Dreiser s young women are of two types the first is a rich girl who is trying to figure out how to leverage a man into a better social position the second is a poor girl trying to figure out how to leverage a man into a better social position Clyde finds himself in a position I know too well dating two beautiful women Kidding Clyde falls deeply in love with Sondra but not really Dreiser does not pretend to make him sympathetic Instead Clyde comes off as shallow vacillating and facile He is forever rationalizing his decisions He is self centered and selfish and is forever following the next shiniest thing he sees After Sondra shows him the high life of New York State society Clyde starts to plot a way to leave Roberta This is hard though because if anyone even finds out that Clyde dated Roberta Clyde will be ruined Then Roberta gets pregnant and the situation gets that much worse One day Clyde reads about a drowning in a lake where the woman s body was discovered but not the man s Gradually Clyde begins to plot rationalizing every step of the way I m a little disappointed that Dreiser chickens out when it comes to Clyde s Deconstructing a God ultimate depravity Eventually Clyde is arrested and at page 600 we meet a dozen new characters Mason the broken nosed prosecutor Belknap the William Jennings Bryan like defense attorney and Jephson the cold shrewd second chair of Clyde s defense The trial is Bollywood Sheet Music Tere Liye from Film Veer Zara uite a let down As I said before it s mostly repetition I also thought the fictional Judge Oberwaltzer completely lost control of his court First Mason made several discovery violations that wouldn t have gone Two Little Miracles unpunished even in the 1920s for instance he claims he has an eyewitness to murder even though he doesn t what happened to turning over your witness list Second Mason is continually allowed to badger argue with and scream at Clyde during cross examination Third Mason is allowed to connect A Heart on Fire up testimony after adducing testimony thus even when he can t connect The Big Golden Book of Poetry up the testimony to make it relevant the jury still hears it and all the motions to strike in the world couldn t save Clyde Oberwaltzer should ve dismissed the jury and taken an offer of proof As a side note I was a little surprised when Mason finally objected as to leading Swamp Thing Vs 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could have occurred if an editor was involved Finally when the book was finished I went back and looked at the cover once There in the lake I could see faintly what appeared to be three brushstrokes one horizontal two vertical resembling two people on a canoe If you read the book you will realize that you can judge it by its cover You just have to look for the details

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 841
  • An American Tragedy
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • English
  • 22 February 2020
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