The Financier.

"A man, a real man, must never be an agent, a tool, or a gambler — acting for himself or for others — he must employ such. A real man — a financier — is never a tool. He used tools. He created. He led": First Edition of Theodore Dreiser's The Financier; Signed by Him

The Financier.

DREISER, Theodore.

$3,800.00

Item Number: 95713

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912.

First editions of the first novel of the author’s acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Theodore Dreiser N.Y. Jan. 1938.” Bookplate removal to the pastedown, in near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.

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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