Sister Carrie

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-18
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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'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 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.

Table of Contents

The Magnet Attracting: A Waif Amid Forcesp. 1
What Poverty Threatened: Of Granite and Brassp. 8
Wee Question of Fortune: Four-Fifty a Weekp. 12
The Spendings of Fancy: Facts Answer with Sneersp. 20
A Glittering Night Flower: The Use of a Namep. 30
The Machine and the Maiden: A Knight of To-dayp. 35
The Lure of the Material: Beauty Speaks for Itselfp. 45
Intimations by Winter: An Ambassador Summonedp. 53
Convention's Own Tinder-box: The Eye That Is Greenp. 59
The Counsel of Winter: Fortune's Ambassador Callsp. 64
The Persuasion of Fashion: Feeling Guards O'er Its Ownp. 71
Of the Lamps of the Mansions: The Ambassador's Pleap. 78
His Credentials Accepted: A Babel of Tonguesp. 85
With Eyes and Not Seeing: One Influence Wanesp. 92
The Irk of the Old Ties: The Magic of Youthp. 98
A Witless Aladdin: The Gate to the Worldp. 107
A Glimpse Through the Gateway: Hope Lightens the Eyep. 113
Just Over the Border: A Hail and Farewellp. 120
An Hour in Elfland: A Clamour Half Heardp. 124
The Lure of the Spirit: The Flesh in Pursuitp. 134
The Lure of the Spirit: The Flesh in Pursuitp. 141
The Blaze of the Tinder: Flesh Wars with the Fleshp. 144
A Spirit in Travail: One Rung Put Behindp. 153
Ashes of Tinder: A Face at the Windowp. 162
Ashes of Tinder: The Loosing of Staysp. 165
The Ambassador Fallen: A Search for the Gatep. 169
When Waters Engulf Us We Reach for a Starp. 178
A Pilgrim, an Outlaw: The Spirit Detainedp. 186
The Solace of Travel: The Boats of the Seap. 194
The Kingdom of Greatness: The Pilgrim Adreamp. 204
A Pet of Good Fortune: Broadway Flaunts Its Joysp. 210
The Feast of Belshazzar: A Seer to Translatep. 217
Without the Walled City: The Slope of the Yearsp. 228
The Grind of the Millstones: A Sample of Chaffp. 234
The Passing of Effort: The Visage of Carep. 241
A Grim Retrogression: The Phantom of Chancep. 249
The Spirit Awakens: New Search for the Gatep. 257
In Elf Land Disporting: The Grim World Withoutp. 263
Of Lights and of Shadows: The Parting of Worldsp. 271
A Public Dissension: A Final Appealp. 280
The Strikep. 286
A Touch of Spring: The Empty Shellp. 299
The World Turns Flatterer: An Eye in the Darkp. 306
And This Is Not Elf Land: What Gold Will Not Buyp. 313
Curious Shifts of the Poorp. 320
Stirring Troubled Watersp. 331
The Way of the Beaten: A Harp in the Windp. 340
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