Takes poor pregant girlfriend out on lake, drowns her. Wants new life with rich girl. Gets caught in the end. Fries.
– James Steerforth (© 2012)
The task at Trifecta was to tell one’s favorite book in 33 words. Of course, I was too late to participate once again. But I came up with this retelling of the Theodore Dreiser novel anyway, and managed in 21 words. It’s not my favorite book, but it’s left a lasting impression.
The photo is from Joseph von Sternberg’s 1931 film adaptation.