American Literature from 1904-1920
Globe in 1892.
moves to Chicago and becomes a Broadway star in New York City and became famous.
arranged a special treatment for Theodore. He recovered and in the next nine years
forced to give up his job in 1910.
After his job at the magazine company he returned back to writing fiction.
and takes their money.
The Financier (1912) and The Titan (1914). The first two books of a trilogy delt
Frank Cowperwood in the book. Cowperwood plotted monopolies.
and his marital relations. The third book of the trilogy, The Stoic (1947) wasn t as
popular as his other two.
After the first two books of his trilogy he wrote down his experiences
Theodore Dreiser also wrote a short-story collection, Free and
Others stories (1918); a book of sketches, Twelve men (1919); essays, Hey-Rub-a-
New York City in 1897. He wrote The Jungle in 1906, and it was his sixth book. It was
about the cruel working conditions in a Chicago meat-packing industry in which led to a
He used his money he made and opened Helicon Hall in Englewood, N.J.
The building burnt down in 1907.
Eugene O Neill
Eugene O Neill. O Neill was born in 1888 in New York City. He is to be the most
1907, and worked as a clerk in New York City. From 1909 to 1912 O Neill looked for
a newspaper reporter in New London.
Through 1914 to 1915, O Neill attended Harvard University to learn
playwriting.He was Taught by George Pierce Baker.
In the next ten years O Neill lived in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and
in New York. He was a manager for the Provincetown Players. One of his plays was
Bound East for Cardiff (1916), and Hairy Ape (1922). Beyond the Horizon (1920)
was a Pulitzer Prize winner. It was very successful on Broadway and so was The
Emperor Jones (1920).
O Neill also wrote Moon of the Caribees (1918), Anna Christie
(1921; Pulitzer Prize winner), All God s Chillun Got wings (1914), Desire Under the
The Great God Brown (1926), Lazarus Laughed (1928), Marco Millions (1928),
Dynamo (1929), and Days without End (1934).
Pulitzer prizes and a Nobel Prize for literature. I can see why he can be the most
important writer in American History.
I learned a lot about American Literature form this report. A lot of the
things mentioned from our social studies book was found in the encyclopedia.
This topic wasn t to interesting but I m glad I did it because I didn t know to much
time period and that these people loved literature.