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Dreiser, Theodore 1871-1945

Works: 1,779 works in 6,015 publications in 37 languages and 180,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama  Love stories 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Lyricist, Originator, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Contributor
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Theodore Dreiser
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Most widely held works by Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

702 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 15,043 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 )

562 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 26 languages and held by 10,141 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 )

227 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 22 languages and held by 4,732 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 )

194 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,494 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 )

202 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,523 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 )

146 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,343 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 )

72 editions published between 1916 and 1999 in 9 languages and held by 2,282 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 )

56 editions published between 1918 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

77 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 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
Ida Hauchawout by Theodore Dreiser( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stoic by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

65 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,157 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 )

14 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,033 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 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifteen semi-fictionalized biographical sketches of women
Free and other stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

60 editions published between 1918 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 856 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 )
Plays of the natural and the supernatural by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

41 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Dreiser : a selection of uncollected prose by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chains : lesser novels and stories by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

27 editions published between 1921 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on life by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

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

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

29 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief descriptive sketches of New York as it was between 1900 and 1914 or 1915
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.23 for Sister Car ... to 0.63 for Free and o ...)

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

Dreizeris, T.

Dreizers, T. 1871-1945

Dreizers, T. (Teodors), 1871-1945

Dreizers, Teodors 1871-1945

Dŭraijŏ, Siŏdŏ 1871-1945

Драйзер, Т 1871-1945

Драйзер, Т. (Теодор), 1871-1945

Драйзер, Теодор 1871-1945

דריזר, תאודור 1871-1945

דרייזער, תאודור 1871-1945

דרייזר, תיאודור

דרייזר, תיאודור 1871־1945

דרײזער, טעאָדאָר

تيودور درايزر، 1871-1945

دريزر، ثيودور، 1871-1945


ドライザー, シオドア

ドライサー, セオドア・ハーマン

An American tragedyJennie GerhardtThe financierThe TitanSister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve menThe geniusBest short stories of Theodore DreiserTwelve men