An unseen model response for OCR:
This passage from Dreiser’s 1925 novel An American Tragedy seems to establish a possible link to the title of the novel in the juxtaposition of a ‘small band’ of religious itinerants who are seeking to navigate their way through the relatively hostile environment of the New America of the 20th century.
As soon as the passage opens, Dreiser plunges us into a setting which combines a fin de siecle feeling seen in the abrupt ‘stage direction’ ‘Dusk – of a summer night’. ‘Dusk’ itself is suggestive of a closing down and the ‘summer night’ – emphasised by…
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