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Sister Carrie (1900)

by Theodore Dreiser

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Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York.
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  semoffat | Aug 30, 2021 |
Fiction
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
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  fmc712 | Feb 18, 2021 |
Hurstwood must be the most disillusioned man in literature. He kept thinking something will come along when he doesn't even try! In the end, he was reduced to asking Carrie for money. Carrie on the other hand tries. Certainly, she took the easy way out by living with Drouet but when it was clear that Hurstwood would not even try, she went out and got herself a job in the theatre. It is what she wants though she ended up yearning for something better. ( )
  siok | Dec 20, 2020 |
I listened to this audio book twice. I highly recommend this book. Dreiser captures 19th century Chicago, as well as the longing, hopes and dreams of repressed Carrie. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
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I believe the novel Sister Carrie helps to describe the life of young girls in the turn of the century. The confusion of what to do, who to be with, who to trust.. running into problems, this story touches bases with all of these.
added by newfieldreads | editSister Carrie, Josie (Mar 19, 2010)
 
The novel Sister Carrie was a great book to read if your into sneaky ways and like reading about Drama. The book shows how you shouldnt always base your opinions on what you see because that may lead you in the way of false pretences. Over all I enjoyed reading the book and it also gave me an outlook on how the 1900's really is not that different from the present time we live in. The novel teaches you inner morals to go with what your heart desires Carrie made her life the way she dreamed by following what she knew and working hard for it.
added by newfieldreads | editSister Carrie, Samantha (Mar 19, 2010)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dreiser, Theodoreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Auchincloss, LouisIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldini, GabrieleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Delbanco, AndrewIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dielemans, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doctorow, E. L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Domeraski, ReginaContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geismar, MaxwellEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giusti, GeorgeCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leibowitz, HerbertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Price, RoyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stahl, Ben F.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorp, WillardAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Caroline Meeber boarded the afternoon train for Chicago, her total outfit consisted of a small trunk, a cheap imitation alligator-skin satchel, a small lunch in a paper box, and a yellow leather snap purse, containing her ticket, a scrap of paper with her sister's address in Van Buren Street, and four dollars in money.
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Sister Carrie has been published in two forms: all editions between 1900 and 1981 were based on a version somewhat abridged by Dreiser and his editors. In 1981, the Pennsylvania edition based on the original manuscript from the NYPL was published.



Work #36059 is for the standard version. Do not combine it with the unexpurgated editions (Penguin Unexpurgated, Pennsylvania Edition, or NYPL Collectors Edition) or with the Norton Critical Edition (also contains the unexpurgated material as well as several background and critical writings).
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2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400102707, 1400109051

 

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