A PLACE IN THE SUN (1950) - Montgomery Clift - Elizabeth Taylor - Shelley Winters - Keefe Brasselle - Based on novel by Theodore Dreiser - Produced & Directed by George Stevens - Paramount - Movie Poster.
Theodore Dreiser's greatest novel was An American Tragedy (1925). The book was based on the Chester Gillette and Grace Brown murder case. One critic pointed out that the novel is a "story of a man struggling against social, economic, and environmental forces - as well as forces within himself - that slowly drown him in a tide of misfortune." It has been argued that the novel was an example of naturalism, an extreme form of realism.
Theodore Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist; he is best known for his works "Sister Carrie" and "An American Tragedy". He and Wharton were close friends. Dresier would come and stay with Esherick, and part of "An American Tragedy" was writting while enjoying time with Wharton. Much correspondence exists between the two friends.
An American Tragedy (1925) Theodore Dreiser. The Anti-Gatsby. Drieiser gets inside the skin of a murder and writes a novel that indites the American Class system. “His life should not be like this. Other boys did not have to do as he did.”