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Dreiser, Theodore 1871-1945

Overview
Works: 1,929 works in 5,862 publications in 34 languages and 177,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legal stories  Romance fiction  Didactic fiction  Novels  Records and correspondence  History 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Honoree, Lyricist, Contributor, Other, Scenarist, Originator, Author of dialog, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Theodore Dreiser
 
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Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

525 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 13,034 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 )

369 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 8,488 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
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

195 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 3,554 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 )

182 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,957 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 )

170 editions published between 1914 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,553 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
The bulwark, a novel by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

74 editions published between 1916 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Quaker faith in the conflict of twentieth century materialism
The "genius" by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

131 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,115 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 )

26 editions published between 1918 and 1989 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,752 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
Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

77 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 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 )

52 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,082 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 )

11 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by the Dreiser Committee of the University of Pennsylvania Library
Theodore Dreiser : a selection of uncollected prose by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free and other stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

48 editions published between 1918 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu de shi wu pian duan pian xiao shuo duo xuan zi yu de lai sai yu e guo shi yue ge ming hou chu ban de duan pian xiao shuo ji " zi you ji qi ta gu shi " (1918 nian), " shi er ge ren " (1919 nian), " suo lian " (1927 nian)
The color of a great city by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

33 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in English and French and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief descriptive sketches of New York City as it was between 1900 and 1914 or '15
Notes on life by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 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
Plays of the natural and the supernatural by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

41 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreiser is known primarily as a fiction writer and essayist, but he also completed a number of dramatic works. This volume collects together seven of them. Today, Dreiser's plays are very rarely produced, but they still display characteristic features of his style and passions. The volume includes "The Girl in the Coffin," "The Blue Sphere," "Laughing Gas," "In the Dark," "The Light in the Window," "The Spring Recital" and "'Old Ragpicker'."
Chains : lesser novels and stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

16 editions published between 1927 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlan miners speak; report on terrorism in the Kentucky coal fields by National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dreiser Committee, including writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson, investigated the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned to warfare. Harlan Miners Speak, originally published in 1932, is an invaluable record that illustrates the living and working conditions of the miners during the 1930s. This edition of Harlan Miners Speak, with a new introduction by noted historian
Newspaper days by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

46 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 109 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
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דריזר, תאודור 1871-1945

דרייזער, תאודור 1871-1945

דרייזר, תיאודור

דרייזר, תיאודור 1871־1945

דרײזער, טעאָדאָר

העת, בנימין, 1896-1975.

תאודור דרייזר

تيودور درايزر، 1871-1945

تئودور درایزر

ثيودور درايزر

دريزر، ثيودور، 1871-1945

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An American tragedyJennie GerhardtThe financierThe TitanThe "genius"Best short stories of Theodore DreiserSister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticismTwelve men