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Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser, Alfred Kazin, John C. Berkey, Alice M. Winters
Sister Carrie
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This is a landmark in American literature, presented in its complete and unexpurgated version. Dreiser's unsparing story of a country girl's rise to riches as the mistress of a wealthy man marked the beginning of the naturalist movement in America. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's objective,... show more
This is a landmark in American literature, presented in its complete and unexpurgated version. Dreiser's unsparing story of a country girl's rise to riches as the mistress of a wealthy man marked the beginning of the naturalist movement in America. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's objective, nonmoralizing approach made it highly controversial, and only a heavily edited version could be published in 1900. In this restored version, the truly revolutionary nature of Sister Carrie is made fully evident.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140188288 (0140188282)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Everything But The
Everything But The rated it
0.0
Sister Carrie is one of those novels that you frequently hear mentioned in nineteenth century literary criticism but probably isn't something you would go out of your way to pick up at the library -- one of the lesser "classics" that you might miss because there's so many others to read. If you're n...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
So I felt like I hadn't read anything "meaty" in a while and picked this up. I was expecting a turn of the century momralizing tale, dense with rich language and poetic prose. Instead, this is not as straightforward. The novel opens with "When a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of tw...
janeg
janeg rated it
Wtf. Didn't think it could get any worse until the end ruined it. This books has been a slow but constant decline. The style reminded me of a cheap mix of Balzac and James, and the mention of pere goriot in the last chapter gave me a bitter smile.
narfna
narfna rated it
2.0 Sister Carrie
I can't believe I have to read this again. Maybe I'll like it better this time. UPDATE: Nope, I did not. Don't read this book.
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
3.0 Sister Carrie (Signet Classics)
I liked the beginning alot, the middle somewhat, and by the end I had wished it had ended about 100 pages back. The story was good and it was very modern for the time, but I felt it dragged towards the end and I am not particularly fond of narratives that do that.
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