Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504042336
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Mcteague from the Author: Frank Norris. A couple’s life and love are destroyed when they win the lottery in this tragic tale of turn-of-the-century San Francisco. McTeague and Trina are in love, and with the modest income from McTeague’s dentistry office, their needs are few. But when Trina wins a small fortune from a lottery ticket, jealousy and distrust begin to unravel their happy home. As tension erupts between McTeague and Trina’s cousin Marcus, Trina’s impulse to save her winnings slowly gives way to a pathological obsession with hoarding money. Betrayed and destitute, the couple embarks on a journey down a path of violence, theft, and murder. Considered transgressive for its brutality and sordid subject matter upon first publication in 1899, McTeague has since served as the basis for the films Greed (1924) by Erich von Stroheim and Slow Burn (2000), starring Minnie Driver and James Spader. Widely acclaimed as Frank Norris’s masterpiece, the novel was hailed as “a literary masterpiece” by the New York Times. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mcteague A Story Of San Francisco

Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Vintage
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Mcteague A Story Of San Francisco from the Author: Frank Norris. Lack of self-awareness and a weakness for alcohol lead to the moral degradation of San Francisco dentist, McTeague

What Happened To The Story Of Mcteague

Author: Steffanie Bauer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640683072
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What Happened To The Story Of Mcteague from the Author: Steffanie Bauer. Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction This paper will deal with a critical analysis and comparison of the novel McTeague: A story of San Francisco, written by Frank Norris and published in 1899, and the 2 hour version of the movie Greed produced in 1924 by Erich von Stroheim. First of all, I will give a short summary of the novel, pointing out several aspects that make it a typical naturalistic novel. Then I will go on by giving some brief background information on the production of the movie, describing its metamorphosis from a nine hour epos to a commercial film of about 2 hours and 15 minutes. According to this, I will discuss this shortening, give examples of what was left out of the original version and try to give reasons for that. Furthermore, I will look at the effects this had on the original story and discuss the question whether the film version can still be regarded as belonging to the naturalistic genre. Doing so, I will discuss complete scenes and shorter passages which are mentioned in the book and not in the novel and vice versa, and passages that are slightly changed. I claim that Greed is still a naturalistic piece of art though in a weaker form by pointing out striking elements that remained in the movie.

Mcteague And A Man S Woman

Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781290240918
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Mcteague And A Man S Woman from the Author: Frank Norris. Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Mcteague 1899

Author: Frank Norris
ISBN: 9781160968751
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Mcteague 1899 from the Author: Frank Norris. This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

British Film Institute Film Classics

Author: Rob White
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579583286
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British Film Institute Film Classics from the Author: Rob White. This illustrated two-volume set is a compendium of more than 50 monographs published by the British Film Institute since 1992. Each entry focuses on a single great film of world cinema, presenting an essay by a prominent critic, novelist, academic, or filmmaker. You will read Camille Paglia on The Birds, Richard Schickel on Double Indemnity , Salman Rushdie on The Wizard of Oz , and many more. Such a spectrum of critics, covering an equally broad selection of films, emphasizes the diversity of ways in which people experience cinema. Film Classics showcases a breadth of styles and approaches to contemporary film criticism, offering informed and lively critiques of some of the most notable works in the history of film.

The World And The Parish

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803215450
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The World And The Parish from the Author: Willa Cather. "One of the few really helpful words I ever heard from an older writer," Willa Cather declared in 1922, "I had from Sarah Orne Jewett when she said to me: 'Of course, one day you will write about your own country. In the meantime, get all you can. One must know the world so well before one can know the parish.'" Although Cather's first novel about her own country, O Pioneers!, did not appear until 1913, the process of knowing the world and of mastering her craft, so far as it can be traced in her published writing, already had been going on for some twenty years. The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, is the fourth in a series collecting the work of these years of experiment and discovery. More specifically, it offers a representative collection of Cather's nonfiction writing for newspapers and periodicals during her first decade as a professional writer. Selected from 520 articles and columns, the text is divided into three parts corresponding to major developments in Cather's career?the period from 1893 to 1896 when she first began to write regularly for Lincoln newspapers; the years in Pittsburgh when she was working for the Home Monthly and the Leader and sending her famous "Passing Show" column back to Nebraska; and the period from the spring of 1900 to 1903, when she freelanced in Pittsburgh and Washington, taught in a Pittsburgh high school, and made her first trip abroad. The text has been edited with three main objectives: 1) to enable the reader to trace Cather's development as a writer; 2) to group the material so that the reader interested in a particular subject?the theatre, or music, or literature, for example?can readily locate pertinent selections; and 3) to provide a context sufficient to relate these pieces to Willa Cather's life and to the times, and to suggest some of their connections with the body of her work. Chronologies have been included for each of the three parts; and the Bibliography is the most complete yet available for the for the nonfiction writing up to 1903. Not the least remarkable feature of this collection is the range and variety of forms and subject matter?reviews (of books, plays, operas, concerts, art exhibits, lectures), feature stories, interviews, straight reportage, columns of miscellaneous comment, and travel letters. Seemingly, with no apparent effort Willa Cather could adjust her sights to any assignment and any audience. And if it is astonishing that she could write so much about so many matters at so many levels, it is perhaps even more astonishing that so much of it was so good. Undeniably, however, the chief interest to the general reader and the peculiar value to the scholar of these journalistic writings reside in their manifold and crucial connections with Cather's later work and in the unparalleled insights they afford into the process by which a gifted writer becomes a great artist.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco Northern California

Author: AnneLise Sorensen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756684897
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco Northern California from the Author: AnneLise Sorensen. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California will lead you through the best attractions the region has on offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from walking the Golden Gate Bridge to sailing out to somber Alcatraz. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, whether you are exploring Lake Tahoe or experiencing the delights of some of the richest wine regions in the world, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sites including Fort Mason and the Yerba Buena Gardens. Also included are street maps of major towns and cities plus reliable information about getting around. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California explores the culture, history, wineries and national parks, not forgetting the varied and dramatic surrounding countryside. With all the sites, beaches, shops, and attractions listed town by town, this DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook is your essential companion to San Francisco and Northern California.

Facing Facts

Author: David E. Shi
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195106539
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Facing Facts from the Author: David E. Shi. Shi provides the most comprehensive history to date of the rise of realism in American culture, vividly capturing the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement that ranges from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can school, from Whitman to Henry James to Theodore Dreiser.