Jennie Gerhardt: A Novel

Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He...

The Lost Phoebe

Tormented to distraction by the death of his true love, an old man embarks on a quixotic quest to find her. A tale that is tragic yet tender, Theodore Dreiser demonstrates the...

The Financier: A Novel

In Philadelphia, Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money passing by an auction sale, he successfully bids for seven cases of Castile soap, which he sells...

An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of...

B. J. Harrison Reads The Lost Phoebe

"The Lost Phoebe" is a short story by Theodore Dreiser. Henry is so devastated by the death of his wife that cannot find peace, he finds himself constantly searching for her. He...

Sister Carrie: A Novel

Dissatisfied with life in her rural Wisconsin home, 18 year old Caroline Meeber takes the train to Chicago, where her older sister Minnie, and Minnie's husband, Sven Hanson, have...

Sister Carrie

A magnificent portrayal of 1890's America and the harsh realities of a dog-eat-dog world, Sister Carrie lies at the forefront of American Naturalism. When poor young provincial...

The Titan

Sometime after being released from prison, Frank invests in stocks subsequent to the Panic of 1873, and becomes a millionaire again. He decides to move out of Philadelphia and...

Twelve Men

A book of characters featuring twelve biographical sketches of those who were major influence on Dreiser. The men are a diverse group including Dreiser's equally famous brother,...

The Genius

Eugene Witla escapes the confines of the small town in Illinois where he has been raised to make his way in Chicago. There he studies painting at the Chicago Art Institute and...