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Theodore Dreiser

THEODORE DREISER was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1871. After a poor and difficult childhood, Dreiser broke into newspaper work in Chicago in 1892. A successful career as a magazine writer in New York during the late 1890s was followed by his first novel, Sister Carrie , in 1900. Over the next two decades he published works in a number of literary forms, and his 1925 novel, An American Tragedy , brought him universal acclaim. Dreiser died in Los Angeles in 1945.