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An American Tragedy (Two Volumes) by  Theodore Dreiser - Hardcover - First Edition - 1925 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 161012001)

An American Tragedy (Two Volumes)

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An American Tragedy (Two Volumes)

by Dreiser, Theodore

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. First edition, first printing. 2 Volumes. Very Good, with spine cloths faded, bruised at tops and frayed at bottoms; Volume I shows spotted staining to edge of page block and to several pages; Volume II has a nick to the edge of the last few pages. A nice set.


An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser fictionalizes a famous murder that happened in the 1906 murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette. His version tells the story of Clyde Griffiths, a confused and irresponsible young man. Clyde uses his position as supervisor to take advantage of a young woman, Roberta, who has fallen in love with him. Clyde falls in love with another woman, Sondra, who could provide him an entrance to society. Robert becomes pregnant, and after failing to get her an abortion, Clyde schemes to murder her when she insists on marrying him. Clyde is arrested, tried, and ultimately executed. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 list, and it is considered a classic of American crime fiction.

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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An American Tragedy (Two Volumes)
Dreiser, Theodore
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Used - Very Good
First Edition
Boni & Liveright
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New York
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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