The Titan

Theodore DREISER (1871 - 1945)

Cowperwood moves to Chicago with his new wife Aileen. He decides to take over the street-railway system. He bankrupts several opponents with the help of John J. McKenty and other political allies. Meanwhile, Chicago society finds out about his past in Philadelphia and the couple are no longer invited to dinner parties; after a while, the press turns on him too. Cowperwood is unfaithful many times. Aileen finds out about a certain Rita and beats her up. She gives up on him and has an affair with Polk Lynde, a man of privilege; she eventually loses faith in him. Meanwhile, Cowperwood meets young Berenice Fleming; by the end of the novel, he tells her he loves her and she accepts to live with him. However, the ending is bittersweet as Cowperwood has not managed to obtain the fifty-year franchise for his railway schemes that he wanted. This is Book 2 of Trilogy Of Desire. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The New City Richard Kilmer
00:10:57
Play 02 02 - A Reconnotier Richard Kilmer
00:19:09
Play 03 03 - A Chicago Evening Richard Kilmer
00:15:48
Play 04 04 - Peter Laughlin & Co. Richard Kilmer
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Play 05 05 - Concerning A New Wife And Family Richard Kilmer
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Play 06 06 - The New Queen of the Home Richard Kilmer
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Play 07 07 - Chicago Gas Richard Kilmer
00:17:33
Play 08 08 - Now This is Fighting Richard Kilmer
00:16:06
Play 09 09 - In Search of Victory Richard Kilmer
00:30:26
Play 10 10 - A Test Richard Kilmer
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Play 11 11 - The Fruits of Daring Richard Kilmer
00:18:56
Play 12 12 - A New Retainer Richard Kilmer
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Play 13 13 - The Die is Cast Richard Kilmer
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Play 14 14 - Undercurrents Richard Kilmer
00:33:39
Play 15 15 - A New Affection Richard Kilmer
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Play 16 16 - A Fateful Interlude Richard Kilmer
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Play 17 17 - An Overture to Conflict Richard Kilmer
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Play 18 18 - The Clash Richard Kilmer
00:29:36
Play 19 19 - "Hell Hath No Fury--" Richard Kilmer
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Play 20 20 - "Man and Superman" Richard Kilmer
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Play 21 21 - A Matter of Tunnels Richard Kilmer
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Play 22 22 - Street-railways at Last Richard Kilmer
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Play 23 23 - The Power of the Press Richard Kilmer
00:34:22
Play 24 24 - The Coming of Stephanie Platow Richard Kilmer
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Play 25 25 - Airs from the Orient Richard Kilmer
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Play 26 26 - Love and War Richard Kilmer
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Play 27 27 - A Financier Bewitched Richard Kilmer
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Play 28 28 - The Exposure of Stephanie Richard Kilmer
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Play 29 29 - A Family Quarrel Richard Kilmer
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Play 30 30 - Obstacles Richard Kilmer
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Play 31 31 - Untoward Disclosures Richard Kilmer
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Play 32 32 - A Supper Party Richard Kilmer
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Play 33 33 - Mr. Lynde to the Rescue Richard Kilmer
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Play 34 34 - Enter Hosmer Hand Richard Kilmer
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Play 35 35 - A Political Agreement Richard Kilmer
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Play 36 36 - An Election Draws Near Richard Kilmer
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Play 37 37 - Aileen's Revenge Richard Kilmer
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Play 38 38 - An Hour of Defeat Richard Kilmer
00:30:08
Play 39 39 - The New Adminisrtration Richard Kilmer
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Play 40 40 - A Trip to Louisville Richard Kilmer
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Play 41 41 - The Daughter of Mrs. Fleming Richard Kilmer
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Play 42 42 - F. A. Cowperwood, Guardian Richard Kilmer
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Play 43 43 - The Planet Mars Richard Kilmer
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Play 44 44 - A Franchise Obtained Richard Kilmer
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Play 45 45 - Changing Horizons Richard Kilmer
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Play 46 46 - Depths and Heights Richard Kilmer
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Play 47 47 - American Match Richard Kilmer
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Play 48 48 - Panic Richard Kilmer
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Play 49 49 - Mount Olympus Richard Kilmer
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Play 50 50 - A New York Mansion Richard Kilmer
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Play 51 51 - The Revival of Hattie Star Richard Kilmer
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Play 52 52 - Behind the Arras Richard Kilmer
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Play 53 53 - A Declaration of Love Richard Kilmer
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Play 54 54 - Wanted--Fifty-year Franchises Richard Kilmer
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Play 55 55 - Cowperwoood and the Governor Richard Kilmer
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Play 56 56 - The Ordeal of Berenice Richard Kilmer
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Play 57 57 - Aileen's Last Card Richard Kilmer
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Play 58 58 - A Marauder Upon the Commonwealth Richard Kilmer
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Play 59 59 - Capital and Public Rights Richard Kilmer
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Play 60 60 - The Net Richard Kilmer
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Play 61 61 - The Cataclysm Richard Kilmer
00:36:27
Play 62 62 - The Recompense Richard Kilmer
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Play 63 63 - In Retrospect Richard Kilmer
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