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Martin Dressler

(1996)
The Tale of an American Dreamer
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Martin Dressler is the son of a cigar maker, born in late 19th-century New York. As Martin approaches manhood, it is rapidly clear that his ambitions stretch far further than inheriting his father's shop, as he moves first to take a job in a hotel, then to open a restaurant, and rapidly ascends to become a builder of hotels of his own. He is a classic entrepreneur, a young man who has the audacity to make his dreams - and the American Dream - come true on the grandest possible scale. But when Martin sets out to build the Grand Cosmos, a hotel that rivals Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast in its scale, and aims to rival the world itself in its scope, this mesmerizing novel finally exposes the ambiguity of the American dream and the perils and wonder of human ambition and human imagination.


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June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 1-4395-0048-7 / 978-1-4395-0048-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-26
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June 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Martin Dressler
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 0-517-43428-8 / 978-0-517-43428-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 1-86159-089-X / 978-1-86159-089-3 (UK edition)
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April 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 0-517-70319-X / 978-0-517-70319-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 1-4721-5109-7 / 978-1-4721-5109-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 0-7538-0542-1 / 978-0-7538-0542-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Martin Dressler
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 1-86159-103-9 / 978-1-86159-103-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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April 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: Martin Dressler
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 0-7538-0494-8 / 978-0-7538-0494-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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March 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
ISBN: 0-679-78127-7 / 978-0-679-78127-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser, George Guidall
ISBN: 0-7887-1757-X / 978-0-7887-1757-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Corsair
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September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Vintage
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