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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Harriman Definitive Editions)

The classic novel based on the life of legendary stock market speculator Jesse Livermore

By Edwin Lefevre

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Harriman Definitive Editions)

The classic novel based on the life of legendary stock market speculator Jesse Livermore

By Edwin Lefevre

Jacket text

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the unforgettable story of the life of Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s greatest ever stock speculators.

Loosely fictionalised in 1923 in collaboration with journalist Edwin Lefevre, this is the story of the highs and the lows, the strategies and the street smarts, the epic wins (and sometimes epic losses) that has inspired generations of investors and traders.

This edition comes with an exclusive foreword by Tim Price, author of Investing Through the Looking Glass.

Harriman Definitive Editions offer the best quality editions of the best financial books of all time. Meticulously proofread, beautifully typeset in new designs, accompanied by forewords by the best modern financial writers, printed and bound in high-quality hardcovers on acid-free paper – they are essential long-term additions to the portfolio of every investor and trader.

About the author

Edwin Lefevre (1871-1943), the son of a steamship agent, trained as a mining engineer before changing his mind and pursuing a career as a journalist aged 19. He went on to become a stockbroker and an independent investor, as well as a novelist and writer of short stories. Having been born in Panama while his father, a Channel Islands emigré to the United States, was stationed there with the Pacific Steamship Company, Lefevre became the Panamanian ambassador to Spain and Italy in 1909.

He wrote eight books across his career, including a collection of financial fiction, Wall Street Stories (1901), Sampson Rock of Wall Street (1907) and the nonfiction Making of a Stockbroker (1925). His most famous book is the classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923). This lightly fictionalised account of stock speculator Jesse Livermore's career began life as a series of articles in The Saturday Evening Post, and was first published across 1922 and 1923.

Edwin Lefevre spent much of his life in Vermont, where he died in 1943. He was survived by his wife, Martha, and two sons.


…a fascinating and perceptive work for many reasons. Not only does it provide an interesting historical insight into the US stock market as it was during one of the most exciting times of the early 20th century, it also gives readers a lesson on trading psychology and how to make (and lose) money.

Richard Gill, Master Investor magazine

“I never thought stories of stock-market trading could be so entertaining.”

J. D. Roth, Get Rich Slowly

“You’ll be glad that you read this book.”

Value Walk

“Probably the single most important book on trading that exists.”

Bill Bonner

“Simply a very well-written book and an engulfing story for anyone interested in the stock market”

Matt Koppenheffer, The Motley Fool

“Witty, self-deprecating, and crammed with practical advice about the nature and practice of trading the financial markets, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a delight to read.”

Tim Price, author of Investing Through the Looking Glass

Media coverage

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From Master Investor:

Book Review by Richard Gill Master Investor – April 2017, Issue 25 Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Just a few weeks away from my ten-year anniversary of working in the City of London, I have taken time to look through the vast library of investment, finance and economics books I have acquired over the past… Read more »

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About the Author
About the Text
Foreword by Tim Price, author of Investing Through the Looking Glass

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four

Published: 13/02/2017
Edition: 1st
Pages: 408
Formats: ebook - ISBN 9780857190567
hardback - ISBN 9780857195944
paperback - ISBN 9780857197412
audio - ISBN 0000000000017
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