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Financier by Theodore Dreiser
Book DescriptionA master of gritty naturalism, Theodore Dreiser explores the corruption of the American dream in "The Financier". 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. Dreiser's 1912 classic remains an unsparing social critique as well as a devastating character study of one of the most unforgettable American businessmen in twentieth-century literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143105541
(206mm x 138mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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First published in 1912, Theodore Dreiser's third novel, "The Financier", captures the ruthlessness and sparkle of the Gilded Age alongside the charismatic amorality of the power brokers and bankers of the mid-nineteenth century. This volume is an edition of "The Financier" to draw on the uncorrected page proofs of the original 1912 version.
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Author Biography - Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (1871-1945) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. By 1892 Dreiser was working in the newspaper industry, where he became acutely aware of the peculiarly American 'disease' of fortune hunting. The astute observations made in his work influenced many of Dreiser's novels, such as The Financier (part of The Trilogy of Desire) and An American Tragedy. Dreiser also wrote several non-fiction books on political issues.
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