Sister Carrie By Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie Dover Thrift Editions Sister Carrie stands outside the brief traffic of the customary stage It leaves behind an inescapable impression of bigness, of epic sweep and dignity It is not a mere story, not a novel in the customary American meaning of the word it is at once a psalm of life and a criticism of life Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie is one of a specific handful of American novels that I learned about in school, but until now never actually read Along with those of Upton Sinclair, H.L Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Edward Bellamy and to a certain extent Stephen Crane, the works of Theodore Dreiser were always presented to me as important to history than interesting as literature not exactly the kind of ringing endorsement SparkNotes Sister Carrie Sister Carrie is a novel by Theodore Dreiser that was first published in . Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, Paperback Barnes Noble Sister Carrie is a tragic story by Theodore Dreiser of a girl who learns that materialism is an empty pursuit that only leads to unfulfilled dreams The reader first meets Carrie as she travels from a small town to the endless ocean of possibilities that is Chicago. Sister Carrie novel by Dreiser Britannica Sister Carrie was the first masterpiece of American naturalism in its grittily factual presentation of the vagaries of urban life and in its ingenuous heroine, who goes unpunished for her transgressions against conventional morality The book s strengths include a brooding but compassionate view of humanity, a memorable cast of characters, and a compelling narrative line. About Sister Carrie CliffsNotes Sister Carrie, Dreiser s first novel, was presented to a reading public not yet ready for its stark realism and pessimistic view of life The manuscript had already been refused by two publishers when Frank Norris, author of the powerful naturalistic novel McTeague, and also an editor for Doubleday, Page and Company, read the manuscript and proclaimed it to be one of the best novels he had ever read. Sister Carrie Summary Shmoop Eighteen year old Carrie Meeber is leaving her parents and her small Midwestern town behind She s on a train headed for Chicago where she s got plans to move in with her big sister Minnie What s she planning to do there Well, we don t exactly know that yet but she ll figure it out. Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser Caroline, or Sister Carrie, as she had been half affectionately termed by the family, was possessed of a mind rudimentary in its power of observation and analysis Self interest with her was high, but not strong It was, nevertheless, her guiding characteristic. Carrie Oct , 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 a big city and great love.
When a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of two things Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse The tale of Carrie Meeber s rise to stardom in the theatre and George Hurstwood s slow decline captures the twin poles of exuberance and exhaustion in modern city life as neWhen a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of two things Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse The tale of Carrie Meeber s rise to stardom in the theatre and George Hurstwood s slow decline captures the twin poles of exuberance and exhaustion in modern city life as never before The premier example of American naturalism, Dreiser s remarkable first novel has deeply influenced such key writers as William Faulkner, F Scott Fitzgerald, Saul Bellow, and Joyce Carol Oates This edition uses the 1900 text, which is regarded as the author s final version.