The Financier is a novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1912. This book sheds light on the flaws of the American dream. Frank Cowperwood, an ambitious businessman, becomes a symbol of greed as wealth, women, and power are his sources of satisfaction. Cowperwood makes deals, deceives, betrays, and finally he himself suffers from deception and betrayal. Rise and fall of this man depict a story of American success, but in a harsh real life. This novel has long been recognized as a classic piece of literature and still remains interesting for the readers around the globe.