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An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement. First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement. First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.
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An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement. First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan John Miller

Length:

34h 13m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

22:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

33:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

31:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

24:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

23:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

24:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

17:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

38:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

25:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

19:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

16:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

24:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

31:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

26:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

16:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

22:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

21:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

20:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

15:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

27:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

12:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

23:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

26:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

16:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

21:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

22:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

34:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

31:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

39:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

33:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

20:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

17:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

28:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

15:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

25:45


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

22:47


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

23:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

24:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

36:58