“Lefèvre supplied me with a objective once I wrote my first Market Wizards e book… to write down a e book that might emulate the spirit of Lefèvre’s work in sustaining fact and relevance a few years after it was written.”
-from the Foreword by Jack Schwager
The e book that launched Edwin Lefèvre’s literary profession, Wall Street Stories is taken into account by many to be his most memorable work, second solely to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, his basic fictionalization of the lifetime of Jesse Livermore. Published to nice crucial acclaim in 1901, Wall Street Stories is a literary romp via the habits and customs of Wall Street. Like all of Lefèvre’s fiction it’s firmly rooted within the details as he knew them each as a high monetary journalist and a profitable investor, and, as was his type, lots of the fictional characters within the tales are thinly-veiled portraits of well-known Wall Street personalities akin to James R. Keene, Elverton R. Chapman, Roswell Pettibone Flower, and Daniel Drew-names as acquainted to the general public of their day as Warren Buffet, George Soros, and Julian Robertson are at the moment.
But the allure of the eight tales in Wall Street Stories isn’t simply of their potential to convey a way of life in a bygone period. It comes from the timeless insights they provide into human nature warped within the crucible of the inventory market. Each of those witty tales of nonetheless resonate with poignancy and easy authority.
About the Author
Edwin Lefévre (1871-1943) was an American journalist, writer, and statesman most famous for his writing on Wall Street. Appointed an Ambassador of the United States by President Howard Taft in 1909, he served in posts in plenty of international locations, together with Italy, France, and Spain. At the top of his diplomatic profession in 1913, Lefévre returned to his house in Vermont the place he resumed his literary work, writing novels and contributing brief tales for magazines akin to The Saturday Evening Post and McClure’s.