An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the cruel realities of yank lifestyles, the darkish facet of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

"Mr. Dreiser isn't imitative and belongs to no university. he's at center a mysticist and a fatalist, even though utilizing the real looking approach. he's, at the proof of this novel on my own, a power." —The ny occasions booklet evaluate

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Don't try to go confounding the rights and wrongs of things in that way. ' 'No you won't. I'll tell you what it is. You got off with a short time of it for putting you're hand in the pocket of a sailor, a live sailor. Make the most of it and think yourself lucky, but don't think after that to come over ME with your pardners. We have worked together in time past, but we work together no more in time present nor yet future. Let go. ' 'Gaffer! ' 'If I don't get rid of you this way, I'll try another, and chop you over the fingers with the stretcher, or take a pick at your head with the boat-hook.

Mr and Mrs Veneering on occasions of ceremony faced each other in the centre of the board, and thus the parallel still held; for, it always happened that the more Twemlow was pulled out, the further he found himself from the center, and nearer to the sideboard at one end of the room, or the window-curtains at the other. But, it was not this which steeped the feeble soul of Twemlow in confusion. This he was used to, and could take soundings of. The abyss to which he could find no bottom, and from which started forth the engrossing and ever-swelling difficulty of his life, was the insoluble question whether he was Veneering's oldest friend, or newest friend.

Like the advertising people, I don't ask you to trust me, without offering a respectable reference. ' Mortimer raises his drooping eyelids, and slightly opens his mouth. ' passes over his face, and he drops his eyelids and shuts his mouth. ' 'Give you my honour I never heard of any man from Jamaica, except the man who was a brother,' replies Mortimer. ' A reviving impression goes round the table that Eugene is coming out. An unfulfilled impression, for he goes in again. 'Now, my dear Mrs Veneering,' quoth Lady Tippins, I appeal to you whether this is not the basest conduct ever known in this world?

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