An American Tragedy

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World Publishing Company, 1948 - Capital punishment - 874 pages
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Psychological and social study of an American youth, in Kansas City, Missouri, whose neglected education, poverty and weakness of character make him a criminal. For other editions, see Author Catalog.

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Dreiser's 1925 tragic novel gets the red carpet treatment from the Library of America. Based on a 1906 homicide, the story follows in lengthy detail the course of events that transforms protagonist ... Read full review

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