(From the publisher):
An eighteen-year-old girl without money or connections ventures forth from her small town in search of a better life in Theodore Dreiser's revolutionary first novel. The chronicle of Carrie Meeber's rise from obscurity to fame -- and the effects of her progress on the men who use her and are used in turn -- aroused a storm of controversy and debate upon its debut in 1900. The author's nonjudgmental portrait of a heroine who violates the contemporary moral code outraged some critics, including the book's publisher, Frank Doubleday, who tried to back out of the agreement his firm had made with Dreiser. But other reader's were elated -- and a century later, Dreiser's compelling plot and realistic characters continue to fascinate readers.
Original title: Sister Carrie
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Urban / Big City Life