Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer is a 1996 novel by Steven Millhauser. It won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Millhauser told an interviewer that winning the Pulitzer Prize would not change his life one bit — "I dare it to," he was quoted as saying. The novel follows the exploits of a young, optimistic entrepreneur, the eponymous Martin Dressler, in late nineteenth century New York City. It vividly evokes its time and place through elaborate description.