Sister Carrie (Twelve-Point) by Theodore Dreiser

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Dreiser grew up in Indiana, and went to Chicago as a newspaperman. The principal character, Carrie, is based on his sister, who, in the novel, went from Wisconsin to Chicago. Though re-issued in the same year that Upton Sinclair published his famous muck-raking novel The Jungle, also set in Chicago, Cited by: 3.

Carrie is met at the station by her sister Minnie Hanson. The two girls travel to the flat where Minnie lives with her husband Sven and their baby. The couple plan to have Carrie live with them while she works in the city.

It is thought that Carrie will pay for her room and board in order to help the Hansons reduce expenses. Sister Carrie () is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a.

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Free download or read online Sister Carrie pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Theodore Dreiser. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

Sister Carrie gazed out of the window. Her companion, affected by her wonder, so contagious are all things, felt anew some interest in the city and pointed out its marvels.

"This is Northwest Chicago," said Drouet. "This is the Chicago River," and he pointed to a little muddy creek, crowded with the. Sister Carrie Introduction Sister Carrie was involved in a scandal before it even went to press. It went down like this: After telling Theodore Dreiser (a.k.a.

the author) that they'd accepted his manuscript, the folks at Doubleday, Page, and Company had a change of heart and tried to back out of the deal, declaring the novel immoral. Analysis In any novel, and particularly in Sister Carrie, the first chapter is extremely important.

In it the author introduces his theme and plot through foreshadowing, careful arrangement of details, and introductory characterization. He begins the careful work of describing the setting. Sister Carrie Sister Carrie, first novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in but suppressed until Sister Carrie is a work of pivotal importance in American literature, and it became a model for subsequent American writers of realism.

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Book Excerpt. hed, and the grey fedora hat. He was, for the order of intellect represented, attractive, and whatever he had to recommend him, you may be sure was not lost upon Carrie, in this, her first glance/5(5). item 3 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser Hardcover Book Free Shipping.

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Book Overview Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted by: 3.

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, has been acknowledged as “the greatest of all American urban novels”. Carrie Meeber, the female protagonist of the text, is a symbol of ambition.

At the age of eighteen, she sets to Chicago to realize her American dream. She meets Drouet, a young man by whose fine clothing she is quite impressed in the train. Parents need to know that Stephen King's Carrie is a classic novel of the supernatural, about a troubled teen with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on those who've bullied her.

Carrie White is humiliated when she gets her first period in a high school shower, and the other girls throw tampons at her.4/5. When the train arrives in Chicago, Carrie's sister Minnie is waiting for her at the station.

Minnie introduces Carrie to her taciturn husband, Hanson, when they reach her apartment. Hanson is mostly indifferent to Carrie's presence, but he remarks that she should find work easily in.

Read an Excerpt. From Herbert Leibowitz’s Introduction to Sister Carrie. Since its publication inSister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser’s first novel, has incited two kinds of controversy: moral and artistic.

When Dreiser submitted his book to the respectable publishing firm of Doubleday, Page and Co., it was initially met with enthusiasm/5().

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While working as a freelance journalist, Theodore Dreiser wrote his first novel, Sister Carrie, which was accepted for publication by Frank Norris, the author of McTeague: A.

Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie is one of the quintessential American novels, detailing a young girl's quest to make herself into a star.

She succeeds in her goals, but is never truly happy with. This Study Guide consists of approximately 81 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sister Carrie.

Carrie meets Bob Ames at Mrs. Vance's. Ames has a high forehead and a rather large nose, but Carrie finds him. Theodore Dreiser (–) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. Sister Carrie () is his first novel and tells the story of a young country girl who moves to the big city (Chicago) where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress.

Sister Carrie shocked the public when Doubleday, Page and Company published it in In fact, it was so controversial, it almost missed being printed at all.

Harpers refused the first copy, and the book went to Frank Doubleday. Sister Carrie brought American literature into the twentieth century. This volume, which reprints the text Dreiser approved for publication during his lifetime and includes a special appendix discussing his earlier, unedited manuscript, is the original standard edition of one of the great masterpieces of literary realism.

"The 'restored' Sister Carrie is in many ways a different book, fuller, less cruel, more recognizably Dreiser's own work."—Alfred Kazin, New York Review of Books The Sister Carrie edition that was published inlong regarded as a watershed work in American fiction, was actually a censored misrepresentation of Drieser's original story.

Sister Carrie Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction Subject: Didactic fiction Subject: Young women -- Fiction Subject: Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction audio books by Jane Austen.

Sister Carrie is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream, first as a mistress to men that she perceives as superior, and later becoming a famous actress.

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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 init gained a reputation as a shocker, for Dreiser had dared to give the public a heroine whose "cosmopolitan standard of virtue" brings her from /5(7). SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser ABOUT THE BOOK: Sister Carrie () is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own.

A summary of in Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Sister Carrie and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Directed by William Wyler.

With Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert. A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of /10(2K). Keywords: sister carrie naturalism, sister carrie realism There was much debate to whether Dreiser was a "naturalist" following the model of Zola.

But if this denomination is reflected by the acceptance of the sordid side of life and a more faithful registration of personal experience, then it can be a characteristic of his work.

Sister Carrie is one of several novels in this series that address the American dream, and it does so in a radical spirit of naturalism that rejected the Victorian emphasis on morality. In some. In Sister Carrie how does Minnie's relationship with Hanson compare and contrast to the relationships Carrie will have with men?.

Minnie and her husband have a traditional marriage. She is intent on doing his bidding, particulary when it comes to the household budget, even if it causes some hardship for her own sister. Librivox recording of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Theodore Dreiser (–) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life.Lack of communication The failure of the characters to communicate with words is a recurring theme in this novel.

This is most evident in the relationship between Hurstwood and Carrie as only the readers are made privy to their thought processes.For this argumentative essay on Sister Carrie, use the last quarter or so of the book to make the claim that Carrie, although more enriched in terms of her experiences in life, is not a significantly changed character.

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