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  • Published: 6 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780451531148
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $9.99

Sister Carrie




This epic of urban life tells of small- town heroine Carrie Meeber, adrift in an indifferent Chicago. Setting out, she has nothing but a few dollars and an unspoiled beauty. Hers is a story of struggle? from sweatshop to stage success?and of the love she inspires in an older, married man whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him.

  • Published: 6 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780451531148
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $9.99

About the author

Theodore Dreiser

Theodre Dreiser was born into a large and impoverished German American family in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1871. He began his writing career as a reporter, working for newspapers in Chicago. Pittsburg, and St. Louis, until an editor friend, Arthur Henry, suggested he write a novel. The result was Sister Carrie, based on the life of Dreiser’s own sister Emma, who had run off to New York with a married man. Rejected by several publishers as “immoral”, the book was finally accepted by Doubleday and Company, and published–over Frank Doubleday’s strong objections–in 1900.

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