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The Financier

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

1. 01 – Chapter 01
2. 02 – Chapter 02
3. 03 – Chapter 03
4. 04 – Chapter 04
5. 05 – Chapter 05
6. 06 – Chapter 06
7. 07 – Chapter 07
8. 08 – Chapter 08
9. 09 – Chapter 09
10. 10 – Chapter 10
11. 11 – Chapter 11
12. 12 – Chapter 12
13. 13 – Chapter 13
14. 14 – Chapter 14
15. 15 – Chapter 15
16. 16 – Chapter 16
17. 17 – Chapter 17
18. 18 – Chapter 18
19. 19 – Chapter 19
20. 20 – Chapter 20
21. 21 – Chapter 21
22. 22 – Chapter 22
23. 23 – Chapter 23
24. 24 – Chapter 24
25. 25 – Chapter 25
26. 26 – Chapter 26
27. 27 – Chapter 27
28. 28 – Chapter 28
29. 29 – Chapter 29
30. 30 – Chapter 30
31. 31 – Chapter 31
32. 32 – Chapter 32
33. 33 – Chapter 33
34. 34 – Chapter 34
35. 35 – Chapter 35
36. 36 – Chapter 36
37. 37 – Chapter 37
38. 38 – Chapter 38
39. 39 – Chapter 39
40. 40 – Chapter 40
41. 41 – Chapter 41
42. 42 – Chapter 42
43. 43 – Chapter 43
44. 44 – Chapter 44
45. 45 – Chapter 45
46. 46 – Chapter 46
47. 47 – Chapter 47
48. 48 – Chapter 48
49. 49 – Chapter 49
50. 50 – Chapter 50
51. 51 – Chapter 51
52. 52 – Chapter 52
53. 53 – Chapter 53
54. 54 – Chapter 54
55. 55 – Chapter 55
56. 56 – Chapter 56
57. 57 – Chapter 57
58. 58 – Chapter 58
59. 59 – Chapter 59
60. 60 – Chapter 60
61. 61 – Chapter 61

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Summary

In Philadelphia, Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money by buying cheap soaps on the market and selling it back with profit to a grocer. Later, he gets a job in Henry Waterman & Company, and leaves it for Tighe & Company. He also marries an affluent widow, in spite of his young age. Over the years, he starts embezzling municipal funds. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire redounds to a stock market crash, prompting him to be bankrupt and exposed. Although he attempts to browbeat his way out of being sentenced to jail by intimidating Mr Stener, politicians from the Republican Party use their influence to use him as a scapegoat for their own corrupt practices. Meanwhile, he has an affair with Aileen Butler, a young girl, subsequent to losing faith in his wife. She vows to wait for him after his jail sentence. Her father, Mr Butler dies; she grows apart from her family. Frank divorces his wife. Sometime after being released, he invests in stocks subsequent to the Panic of 1873, and becomes a millionaire again. He decides to move out of Philadelphia and start a new life in the West. (Introduction by Wikipedia) This is Book 1 of Trilogy of Desire.