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Sister Carrie

Sister Carrie

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Written by Theodore DreiserAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Theodore Dreiser

  • Format: Paperback, 560 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: January 1, 1982
  • Price: $5.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21374-4 (0-553-21374-1)
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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.