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At least it inspired some of the more memorable scenes in film history: One clearly sees similarities with Theodore Dreiseranother author of this school. Jul 24, Jessica rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was, quite simply, awful.

McTeague by Frank Norris

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The characters are merely the means by which the author delivers his message, frnk resounding warning against avarice and greed. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

There is success followed by utter failure and the rapidly changing relationship between McTeague and Trina into that of sadism and masochism. At the time, I thought of her as old.

Mister Grannis spends his nights binding periodicals while Miss Baker makes tea and rocks near their shared wall. Each room has the same wallpaper, suggesting that the rooms used to be just one room.


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First, it seems that the frwnk half of the story many of the characters norirs together. As you can see I only can it one star, but I know many people who love Norris, and are slightly obsessed with both McTeague and The Octopus. In the novel, written by Frank Norris, there was three definite themes.

Also the whole thing about the “elements” being indifferent to humans and their plight to live in this world is beyond annoying and downright tiresome to read.

Frank Norris’ McTeague: Summary & Analysis

McTeague is a novel by Frank Norrisfirst published in Each, silently, spends the evening sharing their divided space. To test another author of the naturalist school of writing. See all 79 reviews.

Norris shows humanity in all of its sickness, its unredeemable ugliness, its inability to escape from its primitive, animalistic roots. Feb 06, Jordan rated it did not like it Shelves: I just have a had time when as a reader you don’t like any of the characters, the narrator is extremely manipulative from the very start of the book, and there is no one that you can connect with or want to cheer on throughout the novel.


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An Irish man told me it is In McTeagueNorris sought to describe the influence of heredity and environment on human life. Meanwhile, Trina falls completely under the spell of money and withdraws the principal of her prior winnings in gold from her uncle’s firm so she can admire and handle the coins in her room, at one point spreading them over her bed and rolling around in them.

This not quite respectful novel, was condemned by contemporary reviewers for its coarseness, vulgarity and killings, invery unsettling, even by modern standards, if there are any, it is not a pleasant read, a minor American classic, that shows the evils ways some people act, in the face of dire poverty If not, I’ll come back to this thread and mcheague my thoughts from time to time.

Fan of this book? The making of the film seems to be a terrific story unto itself, but suffice it say that von Stroheim was a tad bit over-the-top in his love of the book gifs from the film pepper this review.