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"The best American novel I have ever read, with the lonesome but Himalayan exception of Huckleberry Finn."—H. L. Mencken
"For Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt was a good career move. Now, with this Pennsylvania edition, we know that it is also a great novel."—New York Times
|The Composition and Publication of Jennie Gerhardt||421|
|Subsequent Textual History||494|
|The Two Editions||495|
|1||Readings Adopted from the 1911 Edition||499|
|3||First Printing ] Barrett Carbon TS||559|
|Lester Kane's Deathbed Scene: Alternate Version||573|
|Coda to the 1911 Text||574|
|Pedigree of Editions||578|
Posted February 27, 2008
This is a classic work of art by a master. Contemporary novels cannot hold a match to this. The characters jump out at you. The reader can't help but empathize with Jennie, her mother, father and Lester. It is true life. Don't miss it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2002
This is a wonderful book about the hardships of life and what social standings mean to a high class family. Read this book and you will know what I mean by a fabulous book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.