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The Titan.

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright [1914]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Titan is the second volume in what the author called his "trilogy of desire", featuring the character of Frank Cowperwood, a powerful, irresistibly compelling man driven by his own need for power, beautiful women, and social prestige. Having married his former mistress, Aileen Butler, and moved to Chicago, Cowperwood almost succeeds in his dream of establishing a monopoly of all public utilities. Dissatisfaction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Dreiser
OCLC Number: 1382571
Notes: The 2d vol. of the author's A trilogy of desire.
Description: 551 pages 20 cm

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The Titan is the second volume in what the author called his "trilogy of desire", featuring the character of Frank Cowperwood, a powerful, irresistibly compelling man driven by his own need for power, beautiful women, and social prestige. Having married his former mistress, Aileen Butler, and moved to Chicago, Cowperwood almost succeeds in his dream of establishing a monopoly of all public utilities. Dissatisfaction with Aileen leads him, however, to a series of affairs with other women. When the Chicago citizenry frustrates his financial schemes, he departs for Europe with Berenice Fleming, the lovely daughter of the madam of a Louisville brothel. At last, Cowperwood experiences "the pathos of the discovery that even giants are but pigmies, and that an ultimate balance must be struck."

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