A Traveler at Forty

A Traveler at Forty

The Dreiser Edition

by Theodore Dreiser

Edited by Renate von Bardeleben

Published by: University of Illinois Press

1008 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252029134
  • Published: February 2005


    Before publishing Dreiser's European travel book in 1913, the Century Company editors had heavily excised autobiographical reminiscences, philosophical speculations, revealing portraits of prominent figures, Dreiser's relationships with women, and his carefully observed renditions of lower-class urban life. This newly edited text is based on the typescript that Dreiser himself had prepared from his holograph in order to preserve it fully for future publication. The text reveals Dreiser's multiple motives in going to Europe--not least the cultivation of his reputation in England and the exploration of his ancestral roots in Germany. The earlier edition is about places; this fuller text is about Dreiser himself.