Table of Contents
3. Book Information
B.Number of Pages
C.Copyright and Publication
4. Author Information
5.List of Works
7.Characterization, Conflicts, Settings, and Exposition
8. Plot, Climax, and Resolution
9. Theme, Point of View, and Symbolism
Title: An American Tragedy
Number of Pages: 856
Copyright Date: September 1964
Publication: New American Library
Theodore Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 27, 1871. Dreiser was the twelfth of thirteen children, his father John, was a German immigrant. John suffered permanent injury in an accident, which made it difficult for him to provide for his family.
Dreiser left home and moved to Chicago when he was fifteen. He completed his education by reading, especially classic literature, and survived by working at low-paying jobs in stores and restaurants.
In 1889 and 1890, he attended Indiana University; this was his last hope at a good education. He returned to Chicago and was able to get a job as a reporter. Over the next few years, Dreiser wrote for newspapers in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and New York. He then married Sara Osborne White in 1898 he divorced her in 1910.
In 1930, Dreiser was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature, but the award went to Sinclair Lewis. Dreiser married Helen Patges Richardson on June 13, 1944. In 1945, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him with its Award of Merit. Dreiser died of a heart attack on December 28, 1945 in Los Angeles.
List of Dreiser's Works
ÃÂ·SISTER CARRIE, 1900
ÃÂ·JENNIE GERHARDT, 1911
ÃÂ·THE FINANCIER, 1912
ÃÂ·THE TITAN, 1914
ÃÂ·THE "GENIUS", 1915
ÃÂ·A HOSIER HOLIDAY, 1916
ÃÂ·PLAYS OF THE NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL, 1916