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The Resource The Financier

The Financier

Label
The Financier
Title
The Financier
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Dreiser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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Summary
An exploration of the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Broker Frank Cowperwood, ruthlessly climbs the ladder of success, with his loving mistress championing his every move. An unscrupulous magnate, Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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024931
Cataloging source
HCO
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1871-1945
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Theodore Dreiser
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Trilogy of desire
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Financier
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003647
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781440621468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Financier
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003647
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781440621468
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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