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An American Tragedy (Digital Audiobook)

By Theodore Dreiser, Dan John Miller (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 18, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/12/2021)
Hardcover (12/17/1925)
Paperback (1/1/2021)
Hardcover (1/1/2021)
Mass Market (8/3/2010)
Hardcover (5/15/2020)
Prebound (8/3/2010)
MP3 CD (7/19/2011)
Library Binding (12/1/1990)
Prebound (8/1/2000)
Compact Disc (7/19/2011)
Mass Market Paperback (8/1/2000)
Paperback (5/11/2021)
Compact Disc (7/19/2011)
Hardcover (3/10/2003)

Description

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement.
First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.



About the Author

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash's guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, winning for The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman; has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine; and has received several AudioFile Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly. He has narrated books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth as well as by Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, John Green, Nora Roberts, and Dean Koontz. Dan lives in the Detroit, Michigan, area with his wife, Tracee Mae, and their daughter, Frances Rose.