by Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: John Lane Co. 1914
Number of pages: 572
Dreiser presents the story of Frank Cowperwood, a turn of the century financier who desires to use his power and influence to force his will on a city by bribery and coercion. Despite his power and wealth he is unable to love and enters a series of failed relationships that fall victim to his overwhelming compulsion to control and manipulate the women of his life.
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by Theodore Dreiser - Feedbooks
A bestseller, this novel is the culmination of Dreiser's powerful fictional art. Starting from a murder case, the author immersed himself in the social background of the crime to write a book that is both a reportage and a study of character.
by Theodore Dreiser - Harper
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. Dreiser's great intensity gives this portrait a powerful reality.
by Theodore Dreiser - Harper & Brothers
Novel by Theodore Dreiser, it exemplifies the naturalism of which Dreiser was a proponent, telling the unhappy story of a working-class woman who accepts all the adversity life visits on her and becomes the mistress of two wealthy and powerful men.
by Theodore Dreiser - Boni and Liveright
In stories such as Six O'Clock, The City Awakes and The Waterfront, the author returns the reader to turn-of-the-century New York with his early memories of the city. Also they represent certain phases which now are fast vanishing or are no more.