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Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer / Steven Millhauser.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD PUL 1997 (Text) 39391006756967 Award - Fic Available -

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  • ISBN: 0679781277
  • ISBN: 9780679781271
  • Physical Description: viii, 293 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997.

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Formatted Contents Note: Dressler's cigars and tobacco -- Charley Stratemeyer -- West Brighton -- The Vanderlyn Hotel -- Room 411 -- A business venture -- Little Alice Bell -- Advancement -- The paradise musée -- Caroline and Emmeline Vernon -- A Sunday afternoon stroll -- The radiator -- Intimacies -- The eighth day of the week -- Mr. Westerhoven makes a proposal -- Business and pleasure -- Courtship -- The blue velvet box -- Wedding night -- The fate of the Vanderlyn -- New life -- Rudolf Arling -- Harwinton -- The Dressler -- A fifth chair at dinner -- The new Dressler -- Caroline's way -- The grand cosmo.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1997
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1997.
Subject: Businesspeople > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Miscellaneous fiction.

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