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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

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Publisher Comments:

Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.

Synopsis:

In Steven Millhauser's new novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, we watch young entrepreneur Martin Dressler like many of his day make the ascent from hotel bellhop to builder of hotels. This mesmerizing novel brings us face to face with the ambiguity beneath the optimism of the American dream with a swiftness and intensity that...

About the Author

Steven Millhauser lives in Saratoga Springs, New York and teaches at Skidmore College.His first novel, Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright, which has been out of print since 1990, is now available in trade paperback from Vintage Contemporaries, to coincide with the publication of Martin Dressler.

Table of Contents

Dressler's cigars and tobacco — Charley Stratemeyer — West Brighton — The Vanderlyn Hotel — Room 411 — A business venture — Little Alice Bell — Advancement — The paradise mus

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307763860
Subtitle:
The Tale of an American Dreamer
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Creator:
Steven Millhauser
Author:
Millhauser, Steven
Author:
Steven Millhauser
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970325
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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"Synopsis" by , In Steven Millhauser's new novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, we watch young entrepreneur Martin Dressler like many of his day make the ascent from hotel bellhop to builder of hotels. This mesmerizing novel brings us face to face with the ambiguity beneath the optimism of the American dream with a swiftness and intensity that...
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