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The Titan

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This edition was published in by John Lane Company, John Lane, The Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn in New York, . London, . Toronto.

Frank Algernon Cowperwood, the central character of Theodore Dreiser's previous work "The Financier," is now out of the Eastern District Penitentiary of Philadelphia. He still has his mistress and his fortune, plans to divorce his wife, and leaves for Chicago to scout its possibilities for a future home. He has letters of introduction to the most influential people--a bank president named Mr. Addison, for a start. Cowperwood is presented to others--lawyers, businessmen, and judges. At this beginning not one of them knew he had been incarcerated, and he wondered if that knowledge would affect their attitude towards him. He finally confesses his recent history to Addison and decides to establish his new company in Chicago. He carefully and thoroughly scrutinizes the conditions for establishing a wealth that would be envied by powerful men and selfish women. "The magnetizing power of fame is great." As Cowperwood climbs the glorified mountain and sets out to ultimately conquer this new world, his past foibles overcome him again--his desire for beautiful women, his acquisition of unbelievable wealth, his need to be accepted and understood and revered. His genius for social and financial manipulations fails him in politics. The ending is a philosophical overview of what has happened and what can happen to a man with a restless heart.

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The Titan
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Jan 01, 2011, Benediction Classics
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July 12, 2007, IndyPublish
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March 6, 2007, Classic Books Library
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The Titan
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
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The Titan (Large Print Edition)
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
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Titan
December 30, 2007, Ams Pr Inc
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October 19, 2006, Book Jungle
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The Titan
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
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The Titan (1914)
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The Titan
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The Titan
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The Titan
April 16, 2004, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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The Titan
January 2004, IndyPublish.com
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The Titan
April 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
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The Titan
2004, NuVision Publications
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The Titan
December 2002, IndyPublish.com
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The Titan
December 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The titan
2000, Classic Books
in English
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The Titan: Library Edition
January 2000, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Titan (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 30, 1998, Audio Book Contractors
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Titan: roman
1988, Lenizdat
in Russian / Русский язык
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The titan: Trilogy of desire, vol. 2.
1974, Thomas Y. Crowell
in English
Cover of: Trilogy of Desire, Volume Two
Trilogy of Desire, Volume Two: The Titan
August 1974, Apollo Editions
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The Titan
October 1, 1965, Signet Classics
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
October 1, 1965, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Titan
October 31, 1965, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The titan
1965, NAL
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1965, New American Library of Canada
in English
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The Titan
1965, John Lane company
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1965, New American Lib.
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The Titan
1965, John Lane company
in English
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The Titan
1965, Signet
in English
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The Titan
October 31, 1965, Signet Classics
Paperback
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The Titan
1965, New American Library of Canada
in English
Cover of: The Titan (Meridian Classics)
The Titan (Meridian Classics)
October 1, 1965, Plume
Paperback in English
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The Titan.
1959, Dell Publisher
in English
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The Titan.
1959, Dell Pub. Co.
in English
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The titan.
1957, Foreign Languages Publishing House
in English
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The Titan.
1946, World Pub. Co.
in English
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The Titan
1936, Constable & Co., Ltd.
in English - Popular edition.
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Der Titan: Trilogie der Begierde
1928, P. Zsolnay
in German / Deutsch
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The Titan
1925, World Publishing Company
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1925, World Publishing Company
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1925, World publishing co.
in English
Cover of: The Titan.
The Titan.
1925, World
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1925, World Publishing Company
in English
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The Titan
1925
in English
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1925, World publishing co.
in English
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The Titan
1925, Boni and Liveright
in English
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The Titan
1925
in English
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The titan
1914, John Lane
in English
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The Titan
1914, John Lane Company, John Lane
Microform in English
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The Titan
1914, John Lane Company, John Lane, The Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn
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The Titan
1914, John Lane Company, John Lane, The Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn
in English
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The Titan
1914, John Lane Co., John Lane, the Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn
Cover of: The Titan
The Titan
1914, John Lane Company, John Lane, The Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn
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The titan
1914, John Lane
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The Titan (Part of The Collected Works of Theodore Drieser in 30 Volumes)
Publish date unknown, Classic Publishers
Library binding in English
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The Titan
Publish date unknown, Garden City Publishing Co.

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The Titan

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Frank Algernon Cowperwood, the central character of Theodore Dreiser's previous work "The Financier," is now out of the Eastern District Penitentiary of Philadelphia. He still has his mistress and his fortune, plans to divorce his wife, and leaves for Chicago to scout its possibilities for a future home. He has letters of introduction to the most influential people--a bank president named Mr. Addison, for a start. Cowperwood is presented to others--lawyers, businessmen, and judges. At this beginning not one of them knew he had been incarcerated, and he wondered if that knowledge would affect their attitude towards him. He finally confesses his recent history to Addison and decides to establish his new company in Chicago. He carefully and thoroughly scrutinizes the conditions for establishing a wealth that would be envied by powerful men and selfish women. "The magnetizing power of fame is great." As Cowperwood climbs the glorified mountain and sets out to ultimately conquer this new world, his past foibles overcome him again--his desire for beautiful women, his acquisition of unbelievable wealth, his need to be accepted and understood and revered. His genius for social and financial manipulations fails him in politics. The ending is a philosophical overview of what has happened and what can happen to a man with a restless heart.

The Titan

This edition was published in by John Lane Company, John Lane, The Bodley Head, Bell & Cockburn in New York, . London, . Toronto.


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Library of Congress
PZ3.D814 Ti

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7234311M
Internet Archive
thetitantheo00dreiuoft
LC Control Number
14009767
OCLC/WorldCat
962484
Library Thing
115966

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