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Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser and Herbert Leibowitz and Herbert Leibowitz


Overview - &&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RSister Carrie&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RTheodore Dreiser&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.  Read more...

 
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Overview
&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RSister Carrie&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RTheodore Dreiser&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
    New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP&&RWhen small-town Carrie Meeber arrives in 1890s Chicago, she cannot know what awaits. Callow, beautiful, and alone, she experiences the bitterness of temptation and hardship even as she sets her sights on a better life. Drawn by the seductive desire to rise above her social class, Carrie aspires to the top of the acting profession in New York, while the man who has become obsessed with her gambles everything for her sake and draws near the brink of destruction.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&RDreiser's first novel, Sister Carrie (1900) was inspired by the life of one of his sisters, who had eloped to New York with a disreputable lover. Its sympathetic depiction of Carrie's love affairs shocked its publisher, whose grudging efforts won few initial readers until the book's successful re-publication in 1907. Today it resonates with Dreiser's clear-sighted understanding of life in the increasingly mercantile world of the big city, and with his belief in the domination of fate over free will. Particularly in the unflinching tragedy of its final chapters, the novel broke new ground in American fiction for its gritty realism and for the character of Carrie, who begins "a half-equipped little knight" and becomes a truly modern woman.&&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RHerbert Leibowitz&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is the editor and publisher of &&LI&&RParnassus: Poetry in Review&&L/I&&R. His books include &&LI&&RFabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RHart Crane: An Introduction to the Poetry&&L/I&&R. He is currently writing a critical biography of William Carlos Williams.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R


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  • ISBN-13: 9781593082260
  • ISBN-10: 1593082266
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
  • Publish Date: December 2005
  • Page Count: 462
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.24 x 1.35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics

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