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The Trilogy of Desire: The Financier; The Titan; The Stoic. - Theodore Dreiser

1912 - Harper & Brothers, New York - First Editions, first printings [October & K-M to copyright page of The Financier]
‘It is Mr. Dreiser's constant probing of the intertwined needs for money, art, glory, sex and so much else that makes "The Financier" the greatest of all American business novels.’ - The Wall Street Journal, 2012.

First editions Dreiser’s
Trilogy of Desire, also known as The Cowperwood Trilogy, telling the life story of Charles T. Yerkes, renamed Algernon Cowperwood by Dreiser, a Philadelphia securities manipulator and streetcar magnate. The Financier, in scarce and unrestored dust jacket

‘Dreiser laboriously researched the business practices and personal exploits of real-life robber baron Charles Yerkes to narrate Frank Algernon Cowperwood's early career in
The Financier, which explores the unscrupulous world of finance from the Civil War through the panic incited by the 1871 Chicago fire.’ (University of Illinois). Despite claiming complete ignorance about finance and an inability to make money, Dreiser presents a technical masterpiece. 
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1954 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First Edition illustrated by Marsh, Number 764 of 1, 500 copies.
A handsomely bound limited edition of Dreiser’s ‘supreme achievement’ and the inspiration for the Oscar winning 1951 film A Place in the Sun starring Elizabeth Taylor and the perfectly cast Montgomery Clift.

With an introduction by Harry Hansen and illustrated throughout with line drawings by Reginald Marsh.

Based on newspaper accounts of a sensational murder case,
An American Tragedy is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American Dream. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement.

This is the first edition to be illustrated by Reginald Marsh, and also his final work. Marsh died on 4 July 1954, just prior to it going to press.
 
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1939 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First Edition illustrated by Marsh, Number 1194 of 1500 copies.
A handsomely bound limited edition, signed by the illustrator, with an introduction by Burton Rascoe and illustrated throughout from crayon drawings by Reginald Marsh

Banned on publication for its questionable morals,
Sister Carrie is the great American novel of seduction, a masterpiece of insight into appetite and innocence.

Long before she was seduced by the cautious and ordinary man whose life she would unravel with no malice and only intermittent interest, the young Carrie Meeber was seduced by the promise of the city–its vitality and reckless possibility, the thrill of material luxury, and the spectacle of power and industry.

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time.
 
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