American Dreams Summary
John Jakes

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American Dreams Summary

Fritzi Crown, one of the leading characters of the novel, states the basic theme of American Dreams. She contrasts her childhood dreams of becoming a dramatic Shakespearean actress on Broadway with her successful career as a slapstick comedienne in the movies: Unfulfilled dreams disappeared, rucked away in some ghostly bureau drawer like last year's unwearable style—mementos of what might or should have been. Sometimes dreams changed. . . .Her dream had come true...

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