McTeague: A Story Of San Francisco

The cover for the first edition of McTeague by Frank Norris is pretty amazing. posted on

Spoiler alert, this is how the novel ends:

“…Aggravated and made violent by whisky, McTeague beats [his wife] to death… Sensing pursuit, he makes his way south towards Mexico; meanwhile, Marcus hears of the murder and joins the hunt for McTeague, finally catching him in Death Valley. In the middle of the desert Marcus and McTeague fight… McTeague kills Marcus, but as he dies, Marcus handcuffs himself to McTeague. The final, dramatic image of the novel is one of McTeague stranded, alone and helpless. He is left with only the company of Marcus’s corpse, to whom he is handcuffed, in the desolate, arid waste of Death Valley.”

Y’know. Just one of those San Fran stories.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    Who Should You Marry?

    viral

    US Airways Just Tweeted Out One Of The Most Graphic Things You’ve Ever Seen A Bra...

    viral
    Now Buzzing