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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. xvii-xviii).

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ISBN:
9780140390025
Subtitle:
The Unexpurgated Edition
Author:
Dreiser, Theodore
Author:
Winters, Charles D.
Author:
Berkey, John C.
Author:
West, James
Author:
Westlake, Neda M.
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
West, Ja
Author:
Winters, Alice M.
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Mistresses
Subject:
Young women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Unexpurgated
Series Volume:
no. 41
Publication Date:
19810625
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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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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