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Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0486434680
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser
0451527704
August 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Theodore Dreiser set out to create an epic character and, in the form of Clyde Griffiths in An American Tragedy, he succeeded. Griffiths is just a Midwest kid, the son of a preacher in Kansas City, who tastes a little sophistication and then hits the road seeking pleasure and success. He has his moments, conducting more than one romantic affair, until that ill-advised pursuit ensnares him. Then he reads about an "accident" of a young woman and ponders a dastardly deed ... Dreiser spins these scenes with the eye of a master in control of his form. An American Tragedy stands as an American masterpiece.

The New York Times Book Review, Robert L. Duffus
Mr. Dreiser is not imitative and belongs to no school. He is at heart a mysticist and a fatalist, though using...


Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0140188282
Aug 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


Sister Carrie (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Theodore Dreiser
1593082266
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0192835742
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0451527607
April 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902
Theodore Dreiser
025202625X
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Before coming to national attention for his novel Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser worked for nearly a decade as a magazine editor and freelance writer. In this volume, liberally seasoned with period illustrations, Yoshinobu Hakutani has collected and annotated a rich selection of Dreiser's early writings on the cultural milieu of his day. In these brief essays, Dreiser sallies into the vibrant world of creative work in turn-of-the-century America. He inspects the eccentric and revealing paraphernalia of artists' studios, probes the work habits of writers, and goes behind the scenes in the popular song-writing business, where this week's celebrity is next week's has-been. He notes the proliferation of organizations such as the Camera Club of New York and the American Water-Color Society and profiles or interviews...


A Traveler at Forty
Theodore Dreiser
0252029135
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The most productive period of Theodore Dreiser writing life began with the five months he spent in Europe between 1911 and 1912. A Traveler at Forty is the detailed account of his travels during that time, including the exploration of his ancestral roots in Germany. This is the text of the popular original edition as it was published in 1913. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
THEODORE DREISER (1871-1945) was a pre-eminent American novelist of the first half of the twentieth century. He believed that the experiences of working-class people striving for economic, emotional, and spiritual fulfillment were viable subjects for serious fiction, and for this reason he is regarded as an anatomist of the "American Dream." --This text refers...


Theodore Dreiser
Burton Rascoe
0838315453
January 1972
Library Binding
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Book Description
A brief survey of Dreiser's career up to the writing of "The Color of a Great City" in 1924.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College.


Sister Carrie: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, and Sources Criticism
Theodore Dreiser
0393960420
January 1991
Textbook Paperback
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A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia
Keith Newlin (Editor)
0313316805
July 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This encyclopedia provides undergraduate- and graduate-level students with a guide to Dreiser's 24 books, more than 870 magazine and newspaper articles, stories, poems, and essays. There are entries for each of his books and stories, selected articles, and other genres in which he wrote as well as for his major influences; people, places, and events in his life; and the literary and social contexts of his works. Almost 70 academic contributors supplied the 279 entries, which are enumerated at the beginning of the encyclopedia, followed by a list of abbreviations and a chronology of Dreiser's life from his birth in 1871 to the formation of the International Theodore Dreiser Society in 1991. The entries vary in length from one paragraph on Stewart Barnes, a character in The Bulwark, to some that cover several pages,...


A Hoosier Holiday
Theodore Dreiser
0253211212
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The title here is a little misleading. The book follows a two-week car trip from New York to Indiana undertaken by Dreiser and artist Franklin Booth in 1914. Though far from the author's usual musings, this is actually a forerunner to the American road novel and very well could have been one of the inspirations for Jack Kerouac (above). Considering Dreiser's ranking in American letters, this is a fine addition to public and academic libraries.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0553213741
May 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


A Hoosier Holiday
Theodore Dreiser
0253332834
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The title here is a little misleading. The book follows a two-week car trip from New York to Indiana undertaken by Dreiser and artist Franklin Booth in 1914. Though far from the author's usual musings, this is actually a forerunner to the American road novel and very well could have been one of the inspirations for Jack Kerouac (above). Considering Dreiser's ranking in American letters, this is a fine addition to public and academic libraries.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism
Miriam Gogol (Editor)
0814730744
December 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Theodore Dreiser is indisputably one of America's most important twentieth-century novelists. "An American Tragedy," "Sister Carrie," and "Jenny Gerhardt" have all made an indelible mark on the American literary landscape. And yet remarkably few critical books and no recent collections of critical essays have been published that attempt to answer current theoretical questions about Dreiser's entire canon. What were Dreiser's relationships with women and how did they inform his characters? What can we learn from his work about the lives and struggles of working women in turn-of-the-century America? Why did Dreiser appropriate the romance form to comment about life in the 1890's? This collection, which presents new essays that raise contemporary theoretical questions about his work as a whole, is the first to appear in...


Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
0375753214
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel, was published in 1900--sort of. The story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and becomes a kept woman, was strong stuff at the turn of the century, and what Dreiser's wary publisher released was a highly expurgated version. Times change, and we now have a restored "author's cut" of Sister Carrie that shows how truly ahead of his time Dreiser was. First and foremost, he has written an astute, nonmoralizing account of a woman and her limited options in late-19th-century America. That's impressive in and of itself, but Dreiser doesn't stop there. Digging deeply into the psychological underpinnings of his characters, he gives us people who are often strangers to themselves, drifting numbly until fate pushes them on a path they can...


Theodore Dreiser: Interviews(The Dreiser Edition Series)
Frederic E. Rusch (Editor)
0252029437
December 2004
Hardcover
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