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

Author/Creator:
Millhauser, Steven.
Publication:
New York : Crown, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Businessmen -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Historical fiction.
Summary:
The rise and fall of a man of imagination. From a helper in his grandfather's cigar store in 19th Century New York, he rises to become an entrepreneur of fabulous creations, culminating in a hotel with moonlight, waterfalls and a Grecian temple where maidens recite poetry around the clock. Facing ruin, he comes to the conclusion he dreamed the wrong dream. By the author of Edwin Mullhouse.
Notes:
Pulitzer Prize, 1997.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Nichols fund bookplate.
Cited in:
Fiction core collection. 16th ed., p. 615
ISBN:
051770319X
OCLC:
34150504
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