The financier

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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.
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display_description An unflinching examination of the corrupted American dream, "The Financier" tells a story revolving around a fiercely dishonest and motivated businessman, Frank Cowperwood. This protagonist relentlessly maneuvers for wealth without scruples or compassion, first marrying an affluent widow, then embezzling funds. When stock markets crash, his lies are exposed, and he is used as a scapegoat for the corruption of others. Both a betrayer and the betrayed, the brutal reality of his later success after rising and falling into jail is the embodiment of greed in the American success story. Dreiser relates this 1912 tale, the first volume of his 'Trilogy of Desire', with a masterful use of naturalism that provides an unapologetic social critique through the character of Frank, an overwhelming and even haunting American businessman.
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subject_facet Capitalists and financiers -- Fiction, Electronic books, Finance -- Fiction, Finance -- United States -- 19th century -- Fiction, United States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display The financier
title_full Financier [electronic resource] Dreiser, Theodore., The financier / Theodore Dreiser, The financier [electronic resource] / Theodore Dreiser, The financier [electronic resource] Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945., The financier. With an afterword by Larzer Ziff
title_short The financier
topic_facet Capitalists and financiers, Economic conditions, Electronic books, Finance