Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer / Steven Millhauser.
- New York : Crown, 1996.
viii, 294 p. ; 22 cm.
- Businessmen -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- 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.
- Pulitzer Prize, 1997.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Nichols fund bookplate.
- Cited in:
- Fiction core collection. 16th ed., p. 615
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