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Author:
Theodore Dreiser
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978-1426468452
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1426468458
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BiblioBazaar (March 8, 2007)
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Sister Carrie The genesis of Sister Carrie, Dreiser’s first novel, was as fantastic as its appearance in Victorian America

Sister Carrie The genesis of Sister Carrie, Dreiser’s first novel, was as fantastic as its appearance in Victorian America. With no idea of a program for the novel or who the basic characters were to be, Dreiser began the book that did more to change modern American fiction than any since.

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (/ˈdraɪsər, -zər/; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (/ˈdraɪsər, -zər/; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Dreiser's best known novels include Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925).

Sister Carrie, first novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1900 but suppressed until 1912. Sister Carrie is a work of pivotal importance in American literature, and it became a model for subsequent American writers of realism. Sister Carrie tells the story of a rudderless but pretty small-town.

Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie was the first real book I've ever read in English

Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie was the first real book I've ever read in English.

Серия книг "Зарубежная классика - читай в оригинале"-это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии

Серия книг "Зарубежная классика - читай в оригинале"-это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков. Учись английскому у Теодора Драйзера! Неадаптированное издание на английском языке.

You can read Sister Carrie: a Novel by Dreiser Theodore in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Theodor Dreiser published his novel-challenge in the 1900's. It is a story of 18-year-old girl who moves from her native country to Chicago and becomes there a woman maintained by a man as his mistres. s. This is because of that it becomes prohibited. The publisher was afraid to release the work as it was, so he changed something in it. After years the masterpiece by Dreiser can be read as it was planned originally.

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. Warm with the fancies of youth, pretty with the insipid prettiness of the formative period, possessed of a figure promising eventual shapeliness and an eye alight with certain native intelligence she was a fair example of the middle American class two generations removed from the emigrant.

Читать книгу Sister Carrie. Автор Драйзер Теодор. In 1952 William Wyler released his superb Carrie, an adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s novel of urban plight, and it resonated strongly with contemporary moviegoers

Читать книгу Sister Carrie. Бесплатно читать книги популярного автора Драйзер Теодор онлайн. Без регистрации и без смс в онлайн библиотеке. In 1952 William Wyler released his superb Carrie, an adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s novel of urban plight, and it resonated strongly with contemporary moviegoers. Even though Dreiser named his novel after its female protagonist, critics have always found the author’s rendering of Hurstwood’s tragic downfall the most masterful portion of the book.

Dreiser’s first great novel, Sister Carri. ame to housebound and airless America like a great free Western wind, and to our stuffy domesticity gave us the first fresh air since Mark Twain and Whitman, Sinclair Lewis declared in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1930

Dreiser’s first great novel, Sister Carri. ame to housebound and airless America like a great free Western wind, and to our stuffy domesticity gave us the first fresh air since Mark Twain and Whitman, Sinclair Lewis declared in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1930. Carrie Meeber, an eighteen-year-old small-town girl drawn to bustling Chicago, becomes the passionless mistress of a good-humored traveling salesman and then of an infatuated saloon manager who leaves his family and elopes with her to New York.

To be sure there was always the next station where one might descend and return. There was the great city bound more closely by these very trains which came up daily.
  • In this novel, a young lady leaves the family farm in Wisconsin to find a job in Chicago. On the train she meets a slightly older fellow who sweet talks her and convinces her that they should meet again. The young lady struggles to find a job, and while out searching for a job encounters the young man. He offers to set her up in an apartment with no strings, he implies. But before long they are posing as man and wife. She is generally satisfied with this arrangement, and has the promise of marriage from the young man though he is hard to nail down when it comes to setting a date. She admires the trappings of wealth, and when her "husband" introduces her to a wealthy middle aged man, she becomes enamored. He seems to offer everything that she wants. Eventually, they run off together - she, not knowing that he is married and leaving a family and his wealth behind. They struggle in New York. She leaves him and finds success as an actress. She appears to have everything that she ever wanted, but now realizes that there is more to life than chasing dreams of material success.

  • Dreiser is a literary genius.What else can possibly be said? He had the courage to address the issues facing working women long before it was cool to do so. The sexual content that is mildly referred to includes how Carrie was sexually harassed by a male coworker in the factory in Chicago, how she was deceived by Hazelhurst who essentially just wanted her for a plaything. Yes, Dreiser upset quite a few folks back in the day, but he had the courage to address a timely issue which the status quo just wanted to sweep under the rug. Thanks, Mr. Dreiser for shedding a spot light on women's issues, factory life, greed, and obsession back when it wasn't the acceptable thing to do!

  • Theodore Dreiser, an American novelist of the "naturalist school" published this, his first novel, in 1900, to limited acclaim. The wife of the publisher, Mrs. Doubleday, was adamantly opposed to its publication since, in her opinion, "immorality," by which she means, Carrie's relationship with men, was not clearly punished. At the end of my "Barnes & Noble Classics" copy, there is a spot-on retort from a review in the "San Francisco Argonaut": "But these critics will have little to say in condemnation of the immorality of a commercial system which offers young girls a wage of three or four dollars a week in payment for labor as destructive to the mind as to the body." As with numerous other American novelists, their merit was first recognized in Europe, and then reflected back to the States. The novel was re-issued in 1907, to a much more receptive public. Dreiser grew up in Indiana, and went to Chicago as a newspaperman. The principal character, Carrie, is based on his sister, who, in the novel, went from Wisconsin to Chicago. Though re-issued in the same year that Upton Sinclair published his famous muck-raking novel The Jungle, also set in Chicago, Dreiser's novel is actually set in the 1880's - `90's. In terms of the social classes, the two novels both complement and contrast the classes depicted, and there is a dash of some social mobility thrown in.

    Carrie is a classic country girl, fleeing a big family, for the lights of the big city. On the train to Chicago she meets Drouet, a smooth-talking salesman. Carrie's domestic situation, living with her sister and brother-in-law is not a happy one, and she soon takes up "domestic arrangements" with Drouet. And in the much more sedate time of what was the Victorian era in England, that is all you learn: the panting, puffing and groping are all carefully excised. Hurstwood, a married man of some property, and limited propriety, and an erstwhile friend of Drouet, also takes an unseeming interest in Carrie, which borders on Maugham's Of Human Bondage. With this essential dynamic, the novel is propelled forward, with the inevitable vicissitudes in the human interactions as well as the social standing of the main characters. Roughly half the novel is set in New York City, so the reader gains an appreciation of the two largest American cities in the post-Civil War period, an event that is never mentioned.

    "Naturalism" means a realistic account life in the aforementioned cities. No "stream of consciousness" or other innovative story-telling techniques. Just a straightforward story, an easy read. I felt that the characterizations of the men, both Drouet and Hurstwood, seemed to be more insightful. Carrie is depicted as a strong women, with an independent streak, but she is also simply swept along by events, and her motivation at times is difficult to understand. The economics of the times is also realistically portrayed, including the grinding poverty that was the fate of most. Unemployment, underemployment, many of the same themes that dominant today's economy were highly operative then. Carrie "made it," at least in terms of achieving success as an actress, but as Dreiser said, in terms of her relationship to Hurstwood: "She forgot her youth and her beauty. The handicap of age she did not, in her enthusiasm, perceive." She achieved "success," but not happiness. But that was not enough for Mrs. Doubleday, even though Dreiser says: "It is but natural that when the world which they represented no longer allured her, its ambassadors should be discredited...In your rocking-chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel."

    Regrettably, this is the first novel of Dreiser's that I have read. His other major work, published a quarter century later, An American Tragedy is now on the "to-read list." In terms of the characters, and the setting, it is an important American novel, relevant both then, and in our own troubled economic times. 5-stars.

  • Written in 1900, this book is an American classic that has certainly passed the test of time. From the very first page I was immediately so caught up in the story that I read 220 pages the first night and only stopped reading when I was too sleepy to continue. This is a fine story that keeps getting better and better as it progresses. I loved every word of it!

    There are three memorable characters in the book. The first is Carrie herself, a young woman who comes to the big city of Chicago at the age of 18. Her quest for a job and the challenges of working in a factory are clearly brought to light. I pitied her situation and was actually rather glad when the prosperous salesman, Drouet seduces her and she seems to better herself. He's not into marrying her but he supports her and treats her well. She even gets a chance to take part in a play that his lodge is putting on. There's another man who is interested in her though, Hurstwood. He is a manager of a prosperous restaurant-bar and has a good life. Even though he is married, he courts her. How this all turns out is the stuff of real drama.

    This book has it all, but most especially it is a deep exploration of character. Each of them is sympathetic in his or her own way. And they are depicted so well that I could view the world through their eyes and actually get under their skin. This is a powerful emotional story. It is as real as it can get and the cities of Chicago and New York are presented in ways that clearly impact the characters and the challenges they face.

    Don't miss this book if you can help it. It is a lush and real treat!

  • This is how a timeless period piece is done. The novel continually focuses on personal rises and falls and character strengths and weaknesses without spending undue time on manners and social norms. The result is that the conflicts always felt relevant and the story kept me intrigued until the end. This is a fantastic book by an author that I did not know particularly well.