Theodore Dreiser’s Death – What Happened?

Theodore Dreiser

The novelist Theodore Dreiser passed away at age 74, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American fiction author and journalist who belonged to the naturalist school, he is best known for works such as An American Tragedy (1925) and Sister Carrie (1900). A political activist and prominent socialist, he also wrote several politically-themed non-fiction works, including Dreiser Looks at Russia (1928) and America Is Worth Saving (1941).

After dropping out of Indiana University, he began writing for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the Chicago Globe. He published his debut novel, Sister Carrie, in 1900.

His works include Dawn (1931), a semi- autobiographical portrait of a family struggling to get by, and Jennie Gerhardt (1911), a novel that examines the generational disconnect between American-born children and their German immigrant parents.

How did Theodore Dreiser die?

Information about the death of Theodore Dreiser
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death74 years
BirthdayAugust 27, 1871
Death dateDecember 28, 1945
Place of deathHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave."

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"Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason."

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"Nothing is proved, all is permitted."

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"Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail."

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"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."

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