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The Financier

Theodore Dreiser

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

49:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

29:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

18:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

27:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

43:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

32:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

23:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

23:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

22:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:07