The seeds of a man's destruction are sown when he falls in love with a woman who is promised to another. McTeague and his bride, Trina, begin their marriage on a happy note-Trina has won $5,000 in a lottery. But Trina, in a fit of frugality, refuses to touch the principal from her lottery win and instead invests the money with her uncle. When McTeague's dental practise is shut down by local authorities, the couple's financial means is quickly exhausted, and they descend into poverty with disastrous and shocking consequences. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.