a review of “This Madness”



review of This Madness – Muskogee (Oklahoma) Democrat 2-5-1929


“This Madness” — a series of three sketches (” Aglaia,” “Elizabeth,” “Sidonie”) was a novella by Dreiser published in six installments in Hearst’s International-Cosmopolitan from February to July 1929. The first installment had the subheading “An Honest Novel about Love by the Man Who Wrote ‘An American Tragedy’ .”

The serialized novella “This Madness” was heavily advertised, but it received hardly any reviews. It was not, apparently, deemed worthy of critical attention.

This review appeared in the Muskogee (Oklahoma) Democrat of February 5, 1929.


See also my post

Theodore Dreiser, “This Madness”

on this site at

Theodore Dreiser, “This Madness”


— posted by Roger W. Smith

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