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The Resource Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer, Steven Millhauser

Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer, Steven Millhauser

Label
Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer
Title
Martin Dressler
Title remainder
the tale of an American dreamer
Statement of responsibility
Steven Millhauser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 are in themselves magnificently dreamlike
Summary
Portrays a businessman at the turn of the century, starting out as a clerk in his father's cigar store, and eventually becoming the proprietor of several hotels, looking at the lessons he learns on his rise to fortune, and after his collapse
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1997.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1997.
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005215
Cataloging source
VIA
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Millhauser, Steven
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
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the tale of an American dreamer
Label
Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer, Steven Millhauser
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
314426
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780679781271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679781271
  • (OCoLC)36811806
Label
Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer, Steven Millhauser
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
314426
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780679781271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679781271
  • (OCoLC)36811806

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