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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco Summary
Frank Norris

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McTeague: A Story of San Francisco Summary

Plot Summary

Set in San Francisco, California, in the early years of the twentieth century, McTeague is the story of a young dentist named McTeague and of his emotional decline. McTeague is introduced to a beautiful, innocent young woman named Trina. Immediately, something is stirred within him, something he has never felt before. McTeague is instantly taken by Trina's beauty and perhaps more so by her innocence. It is a sexual awakening for him. When a dental procedure he is performing on Trina begins to hurt, he cannot bear the thought of causing her pain and agrees to administer an anaesthetic. Once Trina is unconscious, a different side of McTeague wells up. Seeing her helpless, defenceless and so desirable causes McTeague to lose control and to give in to his passions. He kisses her. The kiss serves not to quench his desires but rather to amplify it. When the effects...

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