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McTeague

[muh k-teeg] /məkˈtig/
noun
1.
a novel (1899) by Frank Norris.
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  • I recall the passage in which he describes the street in which McTeague lives.

  • "McTeague" was printed in 1899; "Sister Carrie" a year later.

    A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken
  • McTeague's mind was as his body, heavy, slow to act, sluggish.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • Day after day, McTeague saw the same panorama unroll itself.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • McTeague could only repeat the same thing over and over again.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • "Look at that dog," he cried to McTeague, showing him a finely-bred Irish setter.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • McTeague merely answering him by uncertain movements of the head.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • McTeague gasped, and shuffled his enormous feet under the table.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • McTeague began dimly to feel that life was too much for him.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • McTeague returned to the city, rehearsing his instructions over and over.

    McTeague Frank Norris

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