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 787,714 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Theodore Dreiser is the 466th most popular writer (up from 617th in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from United States (up from 609th in 2019) and the 51st 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 466 out of 5,794Before him are Wu Cheng'en, Thomas Paine, Statius, J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, and Valmiki. After him are Louis Aragon, Paula Hitler, Susan Sontag, Tennessee Williams, Yunus Emre, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää.

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Among people born in 1871, Theodore Dreiser ranks 11Before him are Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, and Heinrich Mann. After him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Victor Grignard, Albert Lebrun, Ioannis Metaxas, Grazia Deledda, and Elena of Montenegro. Among people deceased in 1945, Theodore Dreiser ranks 36Before him are Hermann Fegelein, Ernst Busch, Hans Krebs, August von Mackensen, Edgar Cayce, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. After him are Roland Freisler, Friedrich Fromm, Robert Ley, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Josef Kramer, and Francis William Aston.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore Dreiser ranks 474 out of 15,968Before him are Barbara McClintock (1902), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), T. S. Eliot (1888), John Cazale (1935), and Paul Tibbets (1915). After him are Faye Dunaway (1941), Sarah Palin (1964), John Bardeen (1908), Susan Sontag (1933), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Warren Beatty (1937).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Theodore Dreiser ranks 51Before him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Tom Clancy (1947), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and T. S. Eliot (1888). After him are Susan Sontag (1933), Tennessee Williams (1911), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), and Robert A. Heinlein (1907).