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Sister Carrie - (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Theodore Dreiser (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 528

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Theodore Dreiser

Language: English

Street Date: August 1, 1994
TCIN: 11394970
UPC: 9780140188288
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4896

Description

"When a girl leaves 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."

With Sister Carrie, first published in 1900, Theodore Dreiser transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a genuinely innovative and powerful work of fiction. As he hurled his impressionable midwestern heroine into the throbbing, amoral world of the big city, he revealed, with brilliant insight, the deep and driving forces of American culture: the restless idealism, glamorous materialism, and basic spiritual innocence.

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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