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DREISER, THEODORE, an American author and journalist; born in Terre Haute, Ind., 1871. After a common school education he began newspaper work in Chicago, in 1892. After 1898 he did special work for magazines. In 1905 he became editor of “Smith's Magazine,” then, subsequently edited the “Broadway Magazine” (1906-1907). From 1907 till 1910 he was editor-in-chief of the Butterick publications. Among his best known books are: “Sister Carrie” (1900); “The Genius” (1915); “A Hoosier Holiday” (1916), and “The Hand of the Palter,” a tragedy (1919).