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In that regard, it was an invaluable resource on the details of the day–what people did for fun, what they drank frrank beer! The theme that connects most of the conflicts together is that of greed.

Life of Frank Norris: So on one hand, the book was very useful for my purposes, and on the other it’s filled with foul characters and period racism that makes me wince.

It tells the story of a couple’s courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and greed. Its protagonists, men and women alike, are shown ffank both products and victims of a debasing social order. McTeague shows the dangers of greed and how it can get the best of you.

Ok, enough ranting and it’s only mcteagje start of the review! Once the greed shows you get what you want, you might not get what you really need. A Story of San Francisco This is the story of a couple’s courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and greed.

Be forewarned, those sensitive to sterotypical descriptions of race will be shocked, and those without patience for the actions of brutally ignorant settlers will be sickened. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


It is an excellent book of obsession. The second theme was social Darwinism. One person found this helpful.

McTeague – Wikipedia

Filled with political and social commentary, greed, sex, folly, hate, jealousy, and corruption, these all meld together to bring the novel toward an ending that is not only harrowing, but, to this reader, one that still has not been surpassed since my reading of this almost seven years ago.

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If not, I’ll come back to this thread and post my thoughts from time to time. McTeaguenovel by Frank Norrispublished in This story puts animal characteristics in the male characters of the story, especially McTeague. I downloaded this free of cost at at Librivox.

She was probably around thirty. Also noreis whole thing about the “elements” being indifferent to humans and their plight to live in norrks world is beyond annoying and downright tiresome to read. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Frank Norris’ McTeague: Summary & Analysis – SchoolWorkHelper

This was far more enjoyable, though I was mcteaague of hoping to frsnk even more of what San Francisco life was like a hundred or so years ago. Yet, Miss B and O. While it is well written and insightful into the human condition, it is so bleak that you want to take a handful of Prozac as you read it. This drove me bonkers. Get to Know Us. The Marrow of Tradition Penguin Classics.

Frank Norris’ McTeague: Summary & Analysis

View all 7 comments. It was also adapted as an opera by William Bolcom in Contact our editors with your feedback. The mule is running off with the money on his back! You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. It was the hideous yelling of a hurt beast, the squealing of a wounded elephant. When McTeague was not married to Trina he was living just as he thought he should.


I’m glad I discovered it and found out that novels written during this time period are not all about manners and the sheltered world of the elite.

Your contribution may be mctegaue edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. At the beginning I was a bit frustrated by the author’s long descriptions of scenery and furnishings jcteague let my eyes slide past them to look for the action by the characters.

For other uses, see McTeague disambiguation. Indeed, this was the explanation she gave. Overall he does a good job. 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. Feb 07, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: The main character, McTeague who is never given a first name throughout the book frahk brought up mctdague the mining camps, and apprenticed himself to a traveling dentist at a young age.

View all 30 comments. It grank something no longer human; it was rather an echo from the jungle. I was not familiar with either the title or the author, but a quick web search allowed me to rectify that shortcoming quickly.

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