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Theodore Dreiser

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Theodre Dreiser was born into a large and impoverished German American family in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1871. He began his writing career as a reporter, working for newspapers in Chicago. Pittsburg, and St. Louis, until an editor friend, Arthur Henry, suggested he write a novel. The result was Sister Carrie, based on the life of Dreiser’s own sister Emma, who had run off to New York with a married man. Rejected by several publishers as “immoral”, the book was finally accepted by Doubleday and Company, and published–over Frank Doubleday’s strong objections–in 1900.

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Sister Carrie

Written by Theodore Dreiser
Introduction by Andrew Delbanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $12.95

This Modern Library paperback edition includes a Foreword by the author, an Introduction by Andrew Delbanco, and a Preface by H.L. Mencken. Sister Carrie is Dreiser's great American novel of seduction, a masterpiece of insight into appetite and innocence.

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Sister Carrie

Written by Theodore Dreiser


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $5.99

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... Read more >
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Sister Carrie

Written by Theodore Dreiser


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $1.99

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Sister Carrie

Written by Theodore Dreiser


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99

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