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An Amateur Laborer

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Language  English
Originally published  1983
Editors  Richard W. Dowell
Role  Book by Theodore Dreiser
Country  United States of America
Name  An Laborer
Genres  Autobiography
Publication date  1983
Author  Theodore Dreiser

An Amateur Laborer
Publisher  University of Pennsylvania Press
Works by Theodore Dreiser  The Stoic, Jennie Gerhardt, The "Genius", The Titan, Twelve men

An Amateur Laborer is an autobiographical book by Theodore Dreiser.

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Overview

Although started in 1904, it was only published posthumously in 1983.

The book is an autobiographical account of a three-year struggle with neurasthenia in the aftermath of Sister Carrie 's financial failure. After being constantly turned down for publications while living in Brooklyn, Dreiser finds a job as a manual worker on a railroad. Eventually, his brother Paul Dresser sends him to a health resort, leading to his replenished morale.

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