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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Twentieth Century Classics)

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author: Frank Norris
ISBN 13: 9780140187694
ISBN 10: 140187693
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $14.00

Frank Norris' graphic portrayal of the seamy side of survival in turn-of-the-century urban America remains shocking and powerful today -and its conclusion just as harrowing.

Publishers Weekly

The classic novel by Frank Norris is revisited in this 1989 recording by an immensely talented and well-directed group of actors. Set in 1899 San Francisco, Norris's story relates the life and times of a dentist, played wonderfully by Stacy Keach, and his wife, Trina (Carol Kane). With a celebrity cast of nearly 40 players that features superior performances from, among others, Helen Hunt, Ed Asner, Marsha Mason, Teri Garr and Hector Elizondo, the production is flawless and captivating. With music and realistic sound effects, director Gordon Hunt takes full advantage of the performing weapons at his disposal. Notable standouts include Joe Spano, who plays Trina's jealous cousin, Katherine Helmond as Miss Baker and Bud Cort portraying an array of secondary characters. (July)

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