"An American Tragedy" is a novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1925. It is a story about a young man named Clyde Griffiths who is born into poverty and grows up to be ambitious and hungry for success. As he strives to better himself and rise in the world, Clyde becomes involved in a series of events that ultimately lead to his downfall.
The novel is a powerful portrayal of the American Dream gone awry, and deals with themes of fate, morality, and the corrupting influence of power and wealth. It is a classic of American literature and has received widespread critical acclaim for its insight into the human condition and its portrayal of the dark side of the American Dream. "An American Tragedy" is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and the works of Theodore Dreiser.