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Theodore Dreiser

1871 - 1945

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Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore Dreiser has received more than 979,215 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Theodore Dreiser is the 578th most popular writer (down from 466th in 2019), the 610th most popular biography from United States (down from 474th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Writer.

Theodore Dreiser is most famous for his novels Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.

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Among writers, Theodore Dreiser ranks 578 out of 5,755Before him are Eyvind Johnson, Isaac Babel, Dino Buzzati, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Francisco de Quevedo, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are Ludvig Holberg, Ghalib, Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, and Franz Werfel.

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Among people born in 1871, Theodore Dreiser ranks 18Before him are Albert Lebrun, Ioannis Metaxas, Grazia Deledda, Elena of Montenegro, Lesya Ukrainka, and Heinrich Mann. After him are Giacomo Balla, Georges Rouault, František Kupka, Émile Borel, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, and Maurice Garin. Among people deceased in 1945, Theodore Dreiser ranks 51Before him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Stefan Banach, Giovanni Agnelli, Robert Ritter von Greim, Karl-Otto Koch, and Karl Hanke. After him are Franz Werfel, Vladimir Vernadsky, Edgar Cayce, Hans Geiger, Edith Frank, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore Dreiser ranks 610 out of 18,182Before him are Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Jared Diamond (1937), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are William T. G. Morton (1819), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kilby (1923), Harold Lasswell (1902), Buddy Holly (1936), and Priscilla Presley (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Theodore Dreiser ranks 64Before him are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sidney Sheldon (1917), T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), and Eugene O'Neill (1888). After him are Thomas Wolfe (1900), Michael Crichton (1942), Anne Rice (1941), Robert Ludlum (1927), John Irving (1942), and Thomas Harris (1940).