The Titan

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Theodore Dreiser

Narrated By: Stuart Langton

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2009

Duration: 19 hours 36 minutes


The Titan is the second volume in what the author called his "trilogy of desire," featuring the character of Frank Cowperwood, a powerful, irresistibly compelling man driven by his own need for power, beautiful women, and social prestige.Having married his former mistress, Aileen Butler, and moved to Chicago, Cowperwood almost succeeds in his dream of establishing a monopoly of all public utilities. Dissatisfaction with Aileen leads him, however, to a series of affairs with other women. When the Chicago citizenry frustrates his financial schemes, he departs for Europe with Berenice Fleming, the lovely daughter of the madam of a Louisville brothel.At last, Cowperwood experiences "the pathos of the discovery that even giants are but pygmies, and that an ultimate balance must be struck."


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    The characters are very flawed and very interesting in this story. The plot is somewhat bland but the characters make up for that. I enjoyed it the book.


by Theodore Dreiser

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Titan, Theodore Dreiser