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Sister Carrie (Signet Classics)

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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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From the day of its troubled publication in 1900 to its inclusion in Modern Library's list of Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century, "Sister Carrie" has been a source of controversy and debate. Regarded as the "first masterpiece of the American naturalist movement, " ("The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature"), this 100th Anniversary Edition of the classic includes material by the author and a new Introduction by the definitive Dreiser biographer.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [488]-489).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527608
Introduction:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Lingeman, Richard
Introduction:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Dreiser, Theodore
Author:
Lingeman, Richard
Author:
Thorp, Willard
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Mistresses
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Centennial Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.78x4.24x1.15 in. .54 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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