An American Tragedy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Theodore Dreiser
Narrator: Dan Miller
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2011
# of Units: 27 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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In Theodore Dreiser's classic portrait of the dark side of the American dream, Clyde Griffiths finds his social-climbing aspirations and love for a rich and beautiful debutante threatened when his lower-class pregnant girlfriend gives him an ultimatum.

Reviews (2)


Written by Johanna T. on January 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

this was the most repetitive drawn out and boring read ever. A total waste of 30 hours. The plot so predictable it was a joke.


Written by Linda M. on December 14th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a very long book but it is worth it! The narrator, Dan Miller, deserves an award! His narrative is spot-on; when he reads the main character, it sounds like a different character from the other roles in the story, just amazing. I don't think that the "tragedy" is specifically "American"; it is about anyone who doesn't make the right decisions, and is led on by the idyllic dream of what can be theirs - "if only, if only...." A great book and glad that I did not miss it.

Author Details

Author Details

Dreiser, Theodore

Theodre Dreiser was born into a large and impoverished German American family in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1871. He began his writing career as a reporter, working for newspapers in Chicago. Pittsburg, and St. Louis, until an editor friend, Arthur Henry, suggested he write a novel. The result was Sister Carrie, based on the life of Dreiser's own sister Emma, who had run off to New York with a married man. Rejected by several publishers as "immoral," the book was finally accepted by Doubleday and Company, and published-over Frank Doubleday's strong objections-in 1900.
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