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

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD PUL 1997 (Text) 39391006756967 Award - Fic Available -
Whiting Public Library HFIC MIL (Text) 51735011193363 Adult department Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Dressler's cigars and tobacco -- Charley Stratemeyer -- West Brighton -- Vanderlyn Hotel -- Room 411 -- A business venture -- Little Alice Bell -- Advancement -- Paradise musée -- Caroline and Emmeline Vernon -- A Sunday afternoon stroll -- Radiator -- Intimacies -- Eighth day of the week -- Mr. Westerhoven makes a proposal -- Business and pleasure -- Courtship -- Blue velvet box -- Wedding night -- Fate of the Vanderlyn -- New life -- Rudolf Arling -- Harwinton -- Dressler -- A fifth chair at dinner -- New Dressler -- Caroline's way -- 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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