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Books By Theodore Dreiser

  • A country girl moves to the big city and lives her own version of the American Dream by becoming mistress to the men of her choice and so working her way to fame as an actress. Sinclair Lewis said of the novel in 1930, "Dreiser's great first novel, Sister Carrie, which he dared to publish thirty long years ago and which I read twenty-five...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1900
  • Acclaimed American journalist and fiction writer penned a number of noteworthy classics in his day, including Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. His 1912 novel The Financier was the first in a trilogy of works following the life and career of Frank Cowperwood, a Philadelphia-born entrepreneur whose rising fortunes and intermittent disasters are...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1912
  • Heavily influenced by Dreiser's own life and experiences, this roman a clef was regarded as shockingly frank in its treatment of sexuality, particularly the sensual nature and intimate conquests of female protagonist Eugene Witla, an up-and-coming artist. As a result of the novel's titillating subject matter, Dreiser encountered a great deal...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2012
  • Dive into a gripping historical romance from master of naturalism Theodore Dreiser. Things appear to be looking up for downtrodden maid Jennie Gerhardt when she meets and falls in love with a dashing senator. However, soon after their romance blossoms, her new lover is ripped away, leaving Jennie destitute and pregnant. How will she make it in the...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2012
  • Best remembered for being one of the leading figures in the school of fiction writing known as naturalism, American author Theodore Dreiser got his professional start as a journalist, and he brings his love of research and detail to this collection of biographical essays celebrating the lives and contributions of 12 people who influenced him.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2012
  • Five powerful stories: "Free," the story of a man trying, as his wife lies dying, to understand why he never found happiness in marriage plus "The Second Choice," "Married," "Nigger Jeff," and "The Lost Ph?be."

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • Carrie Meeber leaves her home in rural Wisconsin for big-city life in Chicago, and faces a series of struggles -- professional, moral, and romantic -- before achieving success in the New York theater scene. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2016
  • In this sequel to Dreiser's novel The Financier, the author continues his exploration of the social and economic forces at play in the rise of the new class of super-rich capitalists in early twentieth-century America. Protagonist Frank Cowperwood attempts to leave his shameful past behind and settles in Chicago with his new wife. Will this quintessentially...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2012
  • Jennie Gerhardt, a destitute young woman, meets Senator Brander in Columbus, Ohio. He seduces her and gives her money to tide them over. Her father disapproves of the relationship. The Senator dies shortly after proposing to her. She is left with his illegitimate baby, Vesta. Later, she meets Lester Kane, a scion. They move to Chicago, though they...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010
  • In Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old girl without money or connections, ventures forth from her small town in search of a better life in booming, turn-of-the-century Chicago. The chronicle of Carrie's rise from obscurity to fame - and the effects of her progress on the men who use her and are used in turn...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK
    published : 2016