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Dreiser's Private Library
Appendix 1
Dreiser's Library of American Realism
by Roark Mulligan

Originally published in Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 40-76. ) 2002 Dreiser Studies.
Republished on DreiserWebSource by permission of the author and Dreiser Studies.

Since this version of Dreiser's Library of American Realism contains John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, the list was created sometime after 1937 when the novella was published. Of the books listed below, the ones with full publication information and an acquisition number are in the Dreiser Collection at the University of Pennsylvania. The acquisition numbers beginning with "49D-" or "58D-" are used by the library to identify the books, and these numbers indicate the year that the books arrived (1949 or 1958). The books that have only a publication date in parentheses are not in Dreiser's library, but there is evidence, as discussed above, that during his life, Dreiser owned books that were never shipped to the University of Pennsylvania.

Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. (1907)

Adams, Samuel H. Revelry. (1926)

Ade, George. Fables in Slang. (1899)

Anderson, Sherwood. Dark Laughter. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. (49D-36)

Anonymous. My Actor-Husband. (1912)

Bercovici, Konrad. Crimes of Charity. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1917. (49D-108)

Black, Jack. You Can't Win. (1926)

Bronson-Howard, George. Selected stories. [no specific title listed]

Boyce, Neith. The Eternal Spring. New York: Fox, Duffield and Company, 1906. (49D-150)

Boyd, Thomas. Through the Wheat. (1923)

Bullen, Frank. Cruise of the Cachalot. (1899)

Bullitt, William. It's Not Done. (1928)

Canfield, C. L. The Diary of a Forty-Niner. (1920)

Carlisle, Helen Grace. Mother's Cry. (1930)

Cather, Willa. My Antonia. London: William Heinemann, 1919. (58D-121)

Cahan, Abraham. The Rise of David Levinsky. (1917)

Chambers, Robert W. The King in Yellow. (1895)

Cohen, Lester. Sweepings. (1926)

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. (1895)

Croy, Homer. West of the Water Tower. New York: Harper and Brothers, n. d. (58D-133)

Dahlberg, Edward. Bottom Dogs. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1930. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. (58D-134)

Davenport, Homer. [no specific title listed]

Dell, Floyd. Moon-Calf. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. (58D-139)

Dos Passos, John. Manhattan Transfer. (1925)

Edwards, Albert. A Man's World. (1912)

Faulkner, William. Sanctuary. New York: The Modern Library, 1932. (58D-159)

Ferber, Edna. Girls. (1921)

Fergusson, Harvey. Capitol Hill. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1923. (49D-679)

Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key. The Beautiful and Damned. New York: Scribner's, 1922. (58D-162)

Flagg, Jared. The Crimes of Jared Flagg. New York: n.p., 1920. (58D-163)

Ford, Paul Leicester. The Honorable Peter Sterling. (1894)

Fort, Charles. The Outcast Manufacturers. New York: B. W. Dodge, 1909. Inscribed to "his partner" by the author.

Frederic, Harold. The Damnation of Theron Ware. (1896)

Frederick, John J. Druida. (49D-716)

Friedman, Isaac Kahn. By Bread Alone, A Novel. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901.

Fuller, Henry B. With the Procession. (1895)

Gale, Zona. Miss Lulu Bett. (1920)

Garland, Hamlin. Main-Travelled Roads. New York: Harper Brothers, 1916. Inscribed: "Theodore Dreiser's Library of Realism." (49D-764)

Glasgow, Ellen. Barren Ground. (1925)

_____. The Romantic Comedians. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1926. (49D-793)

Goodman, Daniel Carson. Hagar Revelly. (1913)

Graham, Carroll, and Garret Graham. Queer People. (1930)

Granberry, Edwin. Strangers and Lovers. (1928)

Grant, Robert. Unleavened Bread. (1900)

Green, Helen. At the Actors' Boarding House and Other Stories. (1906)

Hapgood, Hutchins. The Autobiography of a Thief. (1903)

_____. Story of a Lover. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919. (58D-186)

Hecht, Ben. Erik Dorn. Introduction by Burton Rascoe. New York: The Modern Library, 1924. (58D-193)

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. (1929)

Henry, O. The Best of O. Henry. (1929)

Hergesheimer, Joseph. The Lay Anthony. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919. (58D-58D196)

Herrick, Robert. Together. New York: Macmillan, 1908. (49D-904)

Heyward, Du Bose. Porgy. New York: George H. Doran, 1925. (58D-198)

Hobart, Alice Tisdale. Oil for the Lamps of China. (1933)

Holding, Elisabeth. Invincible Minnie. (1920)

Howe, Edgar Watson. The Story of a Country Town. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1926. (58D-200)

Howells, W. D. Their Wedding Journey. (1894)

Hughes, Langston. Not without Laughter. (1930)

Hull, Helen Rose. Islanders. New York: Macmillan, 1927. (49D-936)

Huntington, Elizabeth. Son of Dr. Tradusac. (1929)

Ireland, Alleyne. Joseph Pulitzer. New York: M. Kennerley, 1914. (49D-955)

James, Henry. The American. (1879)

_____. Roderick Hudson. (1875)

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs. (1896)

Johnson, Josephine. Now in November. (1934)

Kantor, MacKinlay. Diversey. (1928)

Kelley, Edith. Weeds. (1923)

Kelley, Ethel. Heart's Blood. (1923)

Kelly, Myra. Little Citizens. (1904)

Kemp, Harry. Tramping on Life. (1922)

Lewis, Sinclair. Main Street. (1920)

Lewisohn, Ludwig. The Island Within. (1928)

Loos, Anita. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (1925)

Lowrie, Donald. My Life in Prison. (1912)

Lyon, Harris Merton. Sardonics: Sixteen Sketches. New York: Metropolitan Syndicate, 1908. (58D-239)

Marks, Henry K. Undertow. (1923)

Masters, Edgar Lee. Mirage. (1924)

Matson, Norman H. Day of Fortune. New York: The Century Company, 1928. (49D-1205)

Melville, Herman. Typee, A Real Romance of the South Sea. Boston: L. C. Page, 1892. Inscribed to "Sue." Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1222)

Munger, Dell H. The Wind Before Dawn. (1912)

Neumann, Robert. Flood. Trans. William A. Drake. New York: Covici-Friede, 1930. (49D-1299)

Norris, Frank. McTeague. (1899)

Oliver, John Rathbone. Victim and Victor. (1928)

Ornitz, Samuel Badisch. Haunch, Paunch, and Jowl: An Anonymous Autobiography. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1923. (58D-273)

Ostenso, Martha. Wild Geese. (1925)

Payne, Will. The Story of Eva. (1901)

Peterkin, Julia. Black April. (1927)

Phillips, David G. Susan Lenox, Her Fall and Rise. New York: D. Appleton, 1920. (49D-278)

Post, Melville D. The Man of Last Resort. (1892)

Rumsey, Frances. Mr. Cushing and Mlle. De Chastel. (1917)

Sachs, Ermanie. Red Damask. (1927)

Sandburg, Carl. Smoke and Steel. (1920)

Scott, Evelyn. The Narrow House. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921. (58D-309)

Sinclair, Upton. Oil! Long Beach, CA: Published by the author, 1927. (58D-318)

Smits, Lee. Spring Flight. (1925)

Steele, Robert. One Man. (1915)

Stein, Gertrude. Three Lives. New York: John Lane, 1915. (49D-1616)

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. (1937)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred. (1856)

Stribling, Thomas S. The Forge. Garden City, NY: D. D. Doran, 1933. (49D-1645)

Suckow, Ruth. Farm stories. [no specific title listed]

Sullivan, Edward. Rattling the Cup on Chicago Crime. New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. (49D-1659)

Sweeney, Ed. Poorhouse Sweeney. Foreword by Theodore Dreiser. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. (49D-1663)

Tarkington, Booth. Penrod (1914) or Seventeen (1916).

Train, Arthur. The "Goldfish." New York: Century, 1915. (49D-1708)

Twain, Mark. Huckleberry Finn. (1884)

Van Vechten, Carl. Parties, Scenes from Contemporary New York Life. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1930. (49D-1741)

Vance, Joseph Lewis. Joan Thursday. (1913)

Vandercook, John. Black Majesty, The Life of Christophe King of Haiti. New York: R. Bon Gooks, 1930. (49D-1729)

Westcott, Glenway. The Grandmothers. (1927)

Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence. (1920)

_____. The Custom of the Country. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. (49D-1793)

Wharton, James. Squad. (1928)

White, Hervey. Quicksand. (1900)

Whitlock, Brand. The Turn of the Balance. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1907. (58D-349)

Whitman, Stephen. Predestined. (1910)

Willard, Josiah. Tramping with Tramps. New York: The Century, 1899. (49D-1849)

Williams, Fred Quick Benton [pseud. for Herbert Elliot Hamblen and William Stone Booth]. On Many Seas: The Life and Exploits of a Yankee Sailor. (1897)

Wolfe, Thomas. Look Homeward Angel. (1929)

Wood, Eugene. Back Home. (1905)

Appendix 1: Dreiser's Library of American Realism

Appendix 2: Books with Marginalia

Appendix 3: Theodore Dreiser's Private Library (Full list of books)