An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the cruel realities of yankee lifestyles, the darkish part of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

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The question of the authenticity of this document, which purports to be an extended letter of advice from Quintus Cicero, has divided scholars. Though the prevailing modern view is against authenticity, the comment of Elizabeth Rawson (Cicero, a Portrait (London, ), ) is relevant: ‘More plausibly to be regarded as a rhetorical exercise of imperial date. ’ Letter  (Att. *       Letter  I received from him all the pleasures which can be gained from the kindness and character of another.

As suggested in your letter, I should like you to superintend what I have entrusted to you, and whatever you consider appropriate for my house at Tusculum, so long as you can do this without inconvenience to yourself. That house is the one place where I can relax from all my troubles and toils. We expect my brother Quintus every day. Terentia* suffers badly from arthritis. She is extremely fond of you, your sister, and your mother. She sends her warmest greetings, as does my darling Tullia. Look after yourself, and keep me in your affections.

Pompey defeated at Pharsalus (9 August) and murdered in Egypt ( September); Cicero returns to Brundisium. Cicero pardoned and allowed to move on to Rome. Divorce from Terentia. Marriage to Publilia. Pompeians defeated in Africa at Thapsus; Cato commits suicide; Cicero resumes philosophical and rhetorical works; Pro Ligario; Stoic Paradoxes. Death of Tullia. Pompeians defeated in Spain at Munda ( March); Pro rege Deiotaro; Academica; On Ends; Tusculans; Nature of the Gods. Caesar and Antony consuls; Caesar dictator perpetuo; Caesar assassinated ( March); Octavian named as his heir; Cicero attacks Antony (September); Philippics –; On Divination; On Fate; On Old Age; On Friendship; De officiis; On Obligations.

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