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Sister Carrie: One of Modern Library's 100 Best Novels

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At the turn of the century, a country girl leaves home for the big city. At a time when the only option for women was to marry well, Carrie shows us a different road. While her rabid ambition and vanity indicate her true nature, the society in which she navigates is harsh and unforgiving. Dreiser's portrait of the ugliness of human nature is stunning.
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Theodore Dreiser had a hardscrabble youth and the years of newspaper work behind him when he began his first novel, Sister Carrie, the story of a beautiful Midwestern girl who makes it big in New York City. Published by Doubleday in 1900, it gained a reputation as a shocker, for Dreiser had dared to give the public a heroine whose "cosmopolitan standard of virtue" brings her from Wisconsin, with four dollars in her purse, to a suite at the Waldorf and glittering fame as an actress. With Sister Carrie, the original manuscript of which is in the New York Public Library collections, Dreiser told a tale not "sufficiently delicate" for many of its first readers and critics, but which is now universally recognized as one of the greatest and most influential American novels.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [577]-581).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385487245
Author:
Dreiser, Theodore
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Edition Description:
1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
Series:
New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxxiv, 585 p.
Dimensions:
7.57x5.67x1.58 in. 1.60 lbs.

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At the turn of the century, a country girl leaves home for the big city. At a time when the only option for women was to marry well, Carrie shows us a different road. While her rabid ambition and vanity indicate her true nature, the society in which she navigates is harsh and unforgiving. Dreiser's portrait of the ugliness of human nature is stunning.

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