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The Financier (Penguin Classics)

ISBN13: 9780143105541
ISBN: 014310554X
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
List Price: $18.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date:
Pages: 528
Average Goodreads rating: 4.28/5 (75 ratings)

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.