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Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser.

"A Signet Classic" published by The New American Library in 1962.



475 pages / 4.25 x 7 x .75 inches / 10.8 x 17.9 x 2.2 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

A bit of wear to the cover and outside of spine (all the pages are still very firmly attached). Some very light discolorations.

Bookplate inside front cover.

Some writing / notes throughout.


Sister Carrie is an epic of city life, of transient idealists besieged by industrialism and its anonymity. It specifically treats of two people, at once attracted and repelled by their vastly different backgrounds, who, in the course of involvement, are led into wholly unexpected areas of experience. Provincial and naive, Carrie becomes involved with Hurstwood, a respectable Chicago tavern manager twice her age, who alienates himself from his family. Out of despair he resorts to theft, is compelled to flee, and cannot obtain employment. Carrie, in turn, becomes a chorus girl and later, under the dubious glow of her fame as an actress, their tragedy crystallizes. Theodore Dreiser makes major symbolic use of nineteenth-century urban conventions--in which New York and Chicago are themselves likened to twin malignant deities. H.L. Mencken wrote of this foremost naturalistic novel, "Its outstanding merit is its simplicity, its unaffected seriousness and fervour. . . . " Ford Maddox Ford observed: " my mind, the idea of Sister Carrie [exists] as a goldenish spot in the weariness of the world."

With an Afterword by Willard Thorp.

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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