Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser audiobook

Jennie Gerhardt: A Novel

By Theodore Dreiser
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780140187106
13.32 Hours Unabridged
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Jennie Gerhardt is the tragic story of an innocent, caring, beautiful young girl from an extremely poor family who throughout her life is drawn into affairs with two different men from a much higher social class. How members of her family, the family of one of the wealthy men, and society in general react to her situation is the basis of this classic story. Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser’s first true commercial success and is generally regarded as one of his best novels.

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Summary

Summary

Jennie Gerhardt is the tragic story of an innocent, caring, beautiful young girl from an extremely poor family who throughout her life is drawn into affairs with two different men from a much higher social class. How members of her family, the family of one of the wealthy men, and society in general react to her situation is the basis of this classic story.

Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser’s first true commercial success and is generally regarded as one of his best novels.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best American novel I have ever read, with the lonesome but Himalayan exception of Huckleberry Finn.” H. L. Mencken, journalist and social critic
“Jennie remains a true heroine who is willing to love, knowing she will become a social outcast. Hers is, Dreiser shows, a fully considered decision, albeit driven by need and distorted by the Victorian double standard, made in awareness of its consequences.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Theodore Dreiser

Author Bio: Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945), American novelist, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, and attended Indiana University. He began his writing career as a newspaperman, working in Chicago, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh. His first novel, Sister Carrie (1900), was purchased by a publisher who thought it objectionable and made little effort to promote its sale. With the publication of The Financier in 1912, he was able to give up newspaper work and devote himself to writing. He became known as one of the principal exponents of American naturalism, and in 1944, he was awarded the Merit Medal for Fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 13.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English