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Full Name: Theodore Dreiser
Biography:
(1871-1945) Novelist, writer. "An American Tragedy" (1925). Dreiser came to New York City in 1895. Dreiser lived at 160 Bleecker Street, 165 W. 10th Street, 16 St. Luke's Place, 118 W. 11th Street, 116 W. 11th Street, and at Patchin Place, all in Greenwich Village, New York, New York; he also lived on W. 15th Street and 200 W. 57th Street. He held a salon at the last address, and some of the regulars included Ford Madox Ford, George Jean Nathan, Alexander Wollcott and Elinor Wylie. "Dreiser observed that not even Chicago had prepared him for Manhattan." LNY. While recovering from the commercial failure of his first novel, "Sister Carrie" (1900), Dreiser, along with his wife, Jug, in 1903, rented an apartment at 144th Street and Mott Avenue, Kingsbridge, and worked in Spuyten Duyvil. In 1909, when Dreiser was thirty-eight, he and his wife rented an apartment at 109 St. Mark's Place, New Brighton. In 1923, Dreiser brought his future bride Helen Richardson to Big Moose Lake to research a murder that had taken place there in 1906. Dreiser and Richardson stayed at the Glenmore Hotel, the same hotel the murderer and his victim had stayed at seventeen years earlier. Drieser eventually worked the story of the murder into the novel he was working on at the time, "An American Tragedy" (1925). Dreiser had the house, Iroki, built near Mount Kisco, and lived there from 1929-1938. The private residence has the original stone exterior. A cabin he built for a studio also remains on the property.
Author's Timeline:
1925 Herkimer County
An American Tragedy
In 1923, Dreiser brought his future bride Helen Richardson to Big Moose Lake to research a murder that had taken place there in 1906. Dreiser and Richardson stayed at the Glenmore Hotel, the same hotel the murderer and his victim had stayed at seventeen years earlier. Drieser eventually worked the story of the murder into the novel he was working on at the time, "An American Tragedy" (1925). 
1929 Westchester County
Dreiser lived in Mount Kisco, New York. Dreiser had the house, Iroki, built near Mount Kisco, and lived there from 1929-1938. The private residence has the original stone exterior. A cabin he built for a studio also remains on the property.  
1903 Bronx County
While recovering from the commercial failure of his first novel, "Sister Carrie"(1900), Dreiser, along with his wife Jug in 1903, rented an apartment at 144th Street and Mott Avenue, Kingsbridge, and worked in Spuyten Duyvil. 
1909 Richmond County
In 1909, when Dreiser was thirty-eight, he and his wife rented an apartment at 109 St. Mark's Place, New Brighton, Staten Island, New York.  
1871 (Unknown) County
Theodore Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1871. 
1945 (Unknown) County
Theodore Dreiser died in Hollywood, California in 1945. 
1895 New York County
Dreiser came to New York City in 1895. Dreiser lived at 160 Bleecker Street, 165 W. 10th Street, 16 St. Luke's Place, 118 W. 11th Street, 116 W. 11th Street, and at Patchin Place, all in Greenwich Village; he also lived on W. 15th Street and 200 W. 57th Street. He held a salon at the last address, and some of the regulars included Ford Madox Ford, George Jean Nathan, Alexander Wollcott and Elinor Wylie. "Dreiser observed that not even Chicago had prepared him for Manhattan." LNY. 
1900 (Unknown) County
Sister Carrie
Novel. 
1925 Hamilton County
An American Tragedy
In 1923, Dreiser brought his future bride Helen Richardson to Big Moose Lake to research a murder that had taken place there in 1906. Dreiser and Richardson stayed at the Glenmore Hotel, the same hotel the murderer and his victim had stayed at seventeen years earlier. Drieser eventually worked the story of the murder into the novel he was working on at the time, "An American Tragedy" (1925). Some of the events of the original murder took place in Hamilton County. 
1945 (Unknown) County
Theodore Dreiser was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. 
1911 (Unknown) County
Jennie Gerhardt
Novel. 
1914 (Unknown) County
The Titan
Novel. 
1947 (Unknown) County
The Stoic
Novel. 
1913 (Unknown) County
A Traveler at Forty
Nonfiction. 
1915 (Unknown) County
The Genius
Novel. 
1919 (Unknown) County
Twelve Men
Nonfiction. 
1946 (Unknown) County
The Bulwark
Novel. 
1928 (Unknown) County
Dreiser Looks at Russia
Nonfiction. 
1912 (Unknown) County
The Financier
Novel. 
1916 (Unknown) County
A Hoosier Holiday
Nonfiction. 
1918 (Unknown) County
Free and Other Stories
Collectin. 

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