Theodore Dreiser Trilogy of Desire
The Financier, The Titan, The Stoic
The saga of a Gilded Age mogul’s rise and fall, inspired by a real historical figure, from the author of An American Tragedy.
Inspired by the life of railway tycoon Charles Tyson Yerkes, these three novels weave a tale of American capitalism in the late nineteenth century. Included in this volume are:
The Financier: Ruthlessly ambitious businessman Frank Cowperwood finds his life derailed by the financial panic of 1873.
The Titan: Cowperwood leaves prison and heads to Chicago to regain his fortune—but his past follows close behind him.
The Stoic: In London, Cowperwood pursues the opportunity to make a fortune from a new underground railway system, while facing hard truths about the life he has lived and the fate that lies ahead.
Praise for the Trilogy of Desire
“An amazingly intricate description of high-rolling 19th-century finance.”—The Wall Street Journal