New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First Edition. Fifteen fictionalized portraits of women in Dreiser's life. Among Dreiser's most compelling and most neglected works; as Irene Gammel points out in her entry in A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia (2003), "Dreiser's interweaving of biography, autobiography, and fiction has created a text that must be seen as central in unraveling the author's (and his society's) ambivalence about the roles and powers of the New Woman who would come into her own in the course of the twentieth century." Two octavo volumes (20cm). Brown cloth boards; dustjackets; 823pp. Spine gilt slightly darkened, else both volumes clean, tight and unmarked in good to very good dust jackets, lacking publisher's box. Jackets were at some time folded and laid in, with faint but visible creases to spines; 1/2" chip at crown of v.1; else Very Good.