Individual Author Record
Name: Theodore DreiserPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana Died: December 28, 1945 in Hollywood
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Illinois Connection*Wrote about Chicago*He began his career as a journalist in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information*Theodore Dreiser is considered to be the foremost novelist in the American naturalism movement. He wrote one of the great Chicago novels, ''Sister Carrie'' in 1900. His other Chicago fiction, ''The Financier'' (1912) and ''The Titan'' (1914), are both based on the career of Charles T. Yerkes, who built the Chicago railway system. Dresier's autobiographical writings also are interesting for their treatment of turn-of-the-century Chicago, especially ''A Book About Myself'' in 1922.
- Sister Carrie, 1900
- The Financier, 1912
- The Titan, 1914
- A Book About Myself, 1922
- An American Tragedy, 1925