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Dreiser, Theodore 1871-1945

Works: 1,560 works in 6,011 publications in 40 languages and 175,558 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Short stories  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Lyricist, Originator, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

779 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 31 languages and held by 15,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage
An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

620 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 9,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological and social study of an American youth, in Kansas City, Missouri, whose neglected education, poverty and weakness of character make him a criminal. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

279 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 25 languages and held by 3,766 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
The financier by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

218 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,943 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 )

212 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 2,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bulwark, a novel by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

73 editions published between 1916 and 1999 in 10 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a rigidly moral, rich and powerful man, suddenly overwhelmed by the sensual and corrupt ways of a world he never made
The genius by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

147 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,165 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
Best short stories of Theodore Dreiser by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

56 editions published between 1918 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

92 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,376 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 stoic by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

66 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the story of the building of the London subway system
Letters of Theodore Dreiser: a selection by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Italian and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by the Dreiser Committee of the University of Pennsylvania Library
A gallery of women by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

45 editions published between 1929 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifteen semi-fictionalized biographical sketches of women
Theodore Dreiser : a selection of uncollected prose by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays of the natural and the supernatural by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

42 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free and other stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

51 editions published between 1918 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color of a great city by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

40 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief descriptive sketches of New York City as it was between 1900 and 1914 or '15
Chains : lesser novels and stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

29 editions published between 1921 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on life by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been known that Dreiser devoted much effort during the final two decades of his lfe to the preparation of a major philosophical work which remained unfinished at his death.... The best evidence of Dreiser's later thought would appear to be [t]his treatise, and it is appropriate that Marguerite Tjader and John J. McAleer--the two Dreiserians most sympathetic to the mystical religiosity of the later Dreiser--should make it available in published form." --American Literary Realism
A Hoosier holiday by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

35 editions published between 1868 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An automobile trip from New York City to Indiana
Newspaper days by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

51 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreiser uses himself as the subject in this autobiographical work. The volume is mostly focused on his early life and career as a journalist. It was republished in 1931 as Newspaper Days
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Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men
Alternative Names
Draĭzer, 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

Dreizer, Teodor, 1871-1945

Dreizeris, T.

Dreizers, T. 1871-1945

Dreizers, T. (Teodors), 1871-1945

Dreizers, Teodors 1871-1945

Dŭraijŏ, Siŏdŏ 1871-1945

Teodor Drajzer

Teodor Drayzer

Theodore Dreiser Amerikaans schrijver

Theodore Dreiser crivain amricain

Theodore Dreiser scrittore e poeta statunitense

Theodore Dreiser US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Драйзер, Т 1871-1945

Драйзер, Т. (Теодор), 1871-1945

Драйзер Теодор

Драйзер, Теодор 1871-1945

Теодор Драйзер американский писатель и общественный деятель

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דריזר, תאודור 1871-1945

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דרייזר, תיאודור 1871־1945

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تيودور درايزر، 1871-1945

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An American tragedyJennie GerhardtThe financierThe TitanThe geniusBest short stories of Theodore DreiserTwelve menPlays of the natural and the supernatural