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Naturalism is a literary movement that emphasizes observation and the scientific method in the fictional portrayal of reality. In that regard, it was an invaluable resource on the details of the day–what people did for fun, what they drank steam beer! To put it another way, there’s no romance to be found in this protagonist. Look I’m writing mdteague review, that rarely happens. Hey, do you want to read a book that will feel like punch in the stomach norirs fill you with despair when you contemplate your fellow humans?

I never quote passages in my reviews but I cannot resist: View all 30 comments. The mule is running off with the money on his back! Many of the other residents described on Polk Street are also obsessed with money, including the stereotypical Jew obsessed with finding gold.

Frank Norris’ Trilogy on American Life. It’s said he filmed it page by page, hand tinting every hint of gold in every frame of film before screening all ten hours of it to a handful of guests 19th Century American realism shouldn’t feel this fresh and contemporary.


But the story is about things owned and things lost. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. McTeague proposes to Trina, 20, in his tiny room, also used as an dental office, and the frightened girl runs away, but does come back.

At the time, I thought of her as old. One of my fellow students is doing his senior thesis entirely on Norris, I shuddered when he told me that. View all 5 comments. So they must shoot him, but splinter also the water canteen. When the innocent Trina needs some dental work, he falls in love with her and wins her away from his best friend Marcus whose seethes with anger and wants revenge.

The characters possess a thin veneer of social graces which mask their underlying inability to master the forces of nature, both internal and external. When Marcus brings his cousin, smallcharming, almost beautifulbut with pretty hair, Trina Sieppe, from an immigrant German family, to fix her teeth, the quack falls in love, complications, though, so does his only friend.

One of my favorite books–grim, depressing, beautifully written. Am I glad I read the book?

Frank Norris’ McTeague: Summary & Analysis

They came to the ground with power. If you want something fluffier for your beach read, I do not recommend this book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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What unrolls is absurd. McTeague becomes infatuated with her while working on her teeth, and Marcus graciously steps aside. Marcus becomes jealous of McTeague, and claims that he has been cheated out of money that would have been rightfully his if he had married Trina.


McTeague – Wikipedia

Ships from and sold by Amazon. The beast in man takes over again. McTeague successfully woos Trina.

I suppose she was in that her lectures weren’t remarkably entertaining or provocative. McTeague in his younger days mined in the Sierras, and in middle age is a non-licensed dentist in San Francisco.

These immigrants do have a dialect and they do use incorrect words. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. The end was very well read, but I norriis disregard some of the earlier sections.

San Francisco, California United Mctdague. They begin a life of success after success, but Trina refuses to touch the money she has won, becoming greedier as their marriage goes on, which begins to cause problems, especially when their luck takes a turn for the worse.

By the end, she’s lost many of her fingers, is abandoned by her lout of a husband, and lives in abject poverty, but finally pulls all of her gold coins from the bank and strips down naked to mcteeague with her money pressed to her skin.