The Financier is a nuanced portrait of one of the greatest characters in twentieth-century literature. Based on the life of railway tycoon Charles Tyson Yerkes, the epic narrative spans from the aftermath of the Civil War to the Great Chicago Fire and the Panic of 1873. Both a glimpse of a fascinating period in American history and a timeless portrait of the dark side of human nature, this is the compelling tale the Wall Street Journal hailed as "the greatest of all American business novels . . . [with] an amazingly intricate description of high-rolling 19th-century finance. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Thomas Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American novelist best known for his naturalistic novels. He wrote commercial hits such asThe“Genius”,The Financer, andSister Carrie, the latter of which was adapted into the Academy Award–nominated filmCarrie. Besides writing seminal hits, Dreiser was a socialist and political activist who fought for victims of social justice. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930.