Griffiths, Clyde

Griffiths, Clyde

insatiable desire for wealth causes his downfall. [Am. Lit.: An American Tragedy]
See: Greed

Griffiths, Clyde

young social climber lets his pregnant mistress drown in a boating accident and is convicted of murder. [Am. Lit.: An American Tragedy in Hart, 30]
See: Murder
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