The Trouble with Dreiser: Harper and the Editing of Jennie Gerhardt

by Annemarie Koning Whaley

Table of Contents


Introduction: Dreiser and the Restoration of Jennie Gerhardt

Chapter 1: Motivation: Why Dreiser Accepted the Changes and Why Harper Made Them

Chapter 2: Editing Dreiser’s Framework of Oppositions

Chapter 3: Editing Corporate America: Archibald Kane and Robert Kane

Chapter 4: Editing Fathers, Daughters, and Cultural Identity: William Gerhardt

Chapter 5: Editing Mothers, Daughters, and Cultural Identity: Mrs. Gerhardt

Chapter 6: Editing Wealthy Wives and Mothers: Mrs. Kane and Letty Gerald

Chapter 7: Editing Romanticism: Jennie’s Maternal Nature

Chapter 8: Editing Jennie into the Background: Jennie and Lester Kane

Chapter 9: Editing the Conclusion: The Problem of the Coda

Works Cited



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