An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser PDF

By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the tough realities of yankee lifestyles, the darkish aspect of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

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His father, her husband, had died at fifty when the boy was twelve. Apparently she felt no need to return to what the loss must have meant to them, together and differently. The son learnt by chance, later, that his father had had an affair with an intellectual, a woman among their familiars, that ended only when he suddenly became ill and died. His mother had known; but the only reference that could be traced to this was that sometimes, describing the company recalled at splendid social occasions she mentioned mischievously, by name, the usual presence of the woman whom, she added, she and her sister knew as ‘Die Barin’, the She-bear, unfemininely hairy.

Susan takes up with her flourish, Edward’s imagery. ‘Double, double, toil and trouble, the cauldron that received what gushed from earth and seabed? ’ 24 Edward and Susan enjoy Sampson’s modesty, urging him on. ‘Well, if the book should—could—might have been somehow …’ Dismissing bent tilt of head. Of course, who knows if hindsight’s seeing it reprinted, best-selling. There’s no use for royalties anyway. No tariff for the Chinese lunch. Now it’s Susan who presses. ’ Maybe he’s counting that Mandela will arrive soon, so he can add an afterword to his famous biography of the great man.

Whatever force had us wouldn’t let go, no escape by gaining height or lowering it. There were crashes sounding from the galley. Two cabin attendants collided and the one fell across a passenger’s head. The commands 44 from the cockpit became a gabble. Behind the seats where the woman and I were strapped, trapped, someone was vomiting in heaving waves and gurglings. The plane dropped as under a great blow and then bounced this side and that. It wanted to rid itself of us, our laptops, our headsets, our dutyfree, the caverns weighed with bags of possessions we lug around the world as if our life depends upon them.

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