An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

This classic novel explores the dark side of the American Dream through the story of a young man who, despite his humble beginnings, aspires to climb the social ladder. He becomes involved with two women, one wealthy and one from a working-class background. His ambition and desire for status lead him to commit a crime that ultimately results in his downfall. The novel is a stark examination of the destructive power of unchecked ambition and the moral compromises people are willing to make in pursuit of wealth and status.

The 162nd greatest book of all time


Published
1925
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
800-900
Words
215,000
Original Language
English

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