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Dreiser, Theodore 1871-1945

Overview
Works: 2,048 works in 5,731 publications in 14 languages and 180,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Lyricist, Originator, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie notes, including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, brief synopsis of the novel, list of characters, character analyses ... by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
405 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 11,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York
An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
267 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 8,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence
The financier by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
113 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 2,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the corruption of the American dream. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. As Cowperwood deals and double-deals, betrays and is in turn betrayed, his rise and fall come to represent the American success story stripped down to brutal realities -- a struggle for spoils without conscience or pity
The Titan by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
146 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE SETTING IS CHICAGO AND NEW YORK IN THE AGE OF THE ROBBER BARONS; THE PROTAGONIST IS FRANK COWPERWOOD, ALREADY WEALTHY, BUT OUT TO BUILD A FINANCIAL EMPIRE VAST ENOUGH TO SATISFY HIS APPETITE. THE BOOK TRACES HIS CAREER AS HE SEEKS HIS GOAL-ONLY TO FIND HIS MARRIAGE DESTROYED, HIS MISTRESSES LOVELESS, HIS MANSIONS NO BETTER THAN MAUSOLEUMS AND HIS EVERY TRIUMPH A HOLLOW DEFEAT
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
125 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreiser's second novel and his own personal favorite features an impoverished heroine who, in simply trying to make her way in the world, inadvertently defies a host of social conventions
Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents his first two novels and an early, little-known collection of portraits about men he knew
The genius by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
95 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoroughly immersed in the turn-of-the-century art scene, The Genius explores the multiple conflicts between art and business, art and marriage, and between traditional and modern views of sexual morality
The bulwark, a novel by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
37 editions published between 1916 and 1947 in English and Japanese and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Quaker faith in the conflict of twentieth century materialism
Best short stories of Theodore Dreiser by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
49 editions published between 1918 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser's second novel and his first true commercial success. Today it is generally regarded as one of his three best novels, along with Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. But the text of Jennie Gerhardt heretofore known to readers is quite different from the text as Dreiser originally wrote it. In the tradition of the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition, James L. W. West III has recaptured the text as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form. As submitted to Harper and Brothers in 1911, Jennie Gerhardt was a powerful study of a woman tragically compromised by birth and fate. Harpers agreed to publish the book but was nervous about its subject matter and moral stance. Jennie has an illegitimate child by one man and lives out of wedlock with another - but Dreiser does not condemn her for her behavior. As a requirement for publication, Harpers insisted on cutting and revising the text. Although Dreiser fought against many of the cuts and succeeded in restoring some material, Harpers shortened the text by 16,000 words and completely revised its style and tone. These changes ultimately transformed Jennie Gerhardt from a blunt, carefully documented work of social realism to a touching love story merely set against a social background. Passages critical of organized religion and of the institution of marriage were reduced and altered. Perhaps most important, Jennie's point of view - her innate romantic mysticism - was largely edited out of the text. As a consequence, the central dialectic of the novel was skewed and the narrative thrown out of balance
Sister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
38 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star
Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
75 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although world-famous for his novels Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt, Theodore Dreiser was also highly accomplished in journalism, autobiography, and travel writing. In 1919, having recently accepted the publishing contract of a new publisher, Dreiser proposed to publish a "book of characters" that would collect twelve biographical sketches of individuals who were major influences on Dreiser, both as a man and as a writer. The resulting narratives combine the best attributes of the character sketch, the autobiography, and the short story into miniature masterpieces of prose. The men profiled in Twelve Men are a diverse and colorful group: from Dreiser's equally famous brother, the song-writer Paul Dreiser's ("My Brother Paul"), to the entirely obscure railroad foreman Michael Burke ("The Mighty Rourke"), on whose work crew Dreiser had labored in 1903. The twelve narratives are compelling portraits of the men portrayed, but they also reveal many insights into Dreiser's own life and work
The financier by Theodore Dreiser ( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life of flamboyant financier C.T. Yerkes, Dreiser's portrayal of the unscrupulous magnate Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime. You don't read Dreiser for literary finesse, but his great intensity and keen journalistic eye give this portrait a powerful reality. -Amazon.com
Ida Hauchawout by Theodore Dreiser ( )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser ( )
in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of Theodore Dreiser: a selection by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
12 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sponsored by the Dreiser Committee of the University of Pennsylvania Library
The stoic by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
23 editions published between 1925 and 1974 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the story of the building of the London subway system
A gallery of women by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
32 editions published between 1929 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays of the natural and the supernatural by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
38 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free and other stories by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
43 editions published between 1918 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Draïzer, Teodor 1871-1945
Draizers, Teodors, 1871-1945
Drajzer, Teodor.
Drajzer, Teodor, 1871-1945
Dreiser, Herman Theodore, 1871-1945
Dreiser, T.
Dreiser, Teodor.
Dreiser, Teodore Herman Albert.
Dreiser, Teodoro 1871-1945
Dreiser, Theodor 1871-1945
Dreiser, Theodore
Dreiser, Theodore Herman Albert
Dreiser, Theodore Herman Albert, 1871-1945
Dreizeris, T.
Dreizers, T. (Teodors), 1871-1945
Dreizers, Teodors, 1871-1945
Dŭraijŏ, Siŏdŏ, 1871-1945
Драйзер, Т. (Теодор), 1871-1945
Драйзер, Теодор, 1871-1945
דרייזער, תאודור, 1871-1945
דרייזר, תיאודור, 1871־1945
דרײזער, טעאָדאָר
تيودور درايزر، 1871-1945
دريزر، ثيودور، 1871-1945
ドライサー
ドライザー, シオドア
ドライサー, セオドア・ハーマン
Languages
English (1,569)
German (24)
Russian (18)
Italian (8)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (2)
Czech (2)
French (1)
Danish (1)
Romanian (1)
Macedonian (1)
Slovak (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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