A 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 comes 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.
"Dreiser more than any other man ... has cleared the trail from ... timidity and gentility in American fiction to honesty and boldness and passion of life. Without his pioneering, I doubt if any of us could, unless we liked to be sent to jail, seek to express life and beauty and terror/' -Sinclair Lewis on Dreiser in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1930.
|Дополнительные сведения: Introduction by L. Ziff
|Место издания: New York
|Серия: Penguin Classics
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