WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/400969

Sister Carrie : notes, including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, brief synopsis of the novel, list of characters, character analyses

The story of a woman who flees country life for Chicago, Illinois and falls into a wayward life of sin. One of the most important novels America has ever produced, it ruthlessly exposes the hypocrisy and meanness of middle-class standards, and establishes a new tradition in literary realism.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/about

http://schema.org/alternateName

  • "Jia li mei mei"
  • "Cliff Notes on Dreiser's Sister Carrie"@en
  • "Dreiser Sister Carrie"@en
  • "Cliffs notes on Dreiser's Sister Carrie"
  • "Cliffs notes on Dreiser's Sister Carrie"@en
  • "黄昏"
  • "William Wyler's production of "Sister Carrie""
  • "Dreiser's Sister carrie"@en
  • "Tasogare"
  • "嘉莉妹妹"
  • "Jiali mei mei"
  • "Cliffs Notes on Dreiser's Sister Carrie"@en
  • "Dreiser Sister Carrie Notes"
  • "Cliffs notes on Dreiser's Sister carrie"@en
  • "Dreiser's Sister Carrie"
  • "Dreiser's Sister Carrie"@en

http://schema.org/contributor

http://schema.org/description

  • "From the day of its troubled publication in 1900 to its inclusion in Modern Library's list of Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century, "Sister Carrie" has been a source of controversy and debate. Regarded as the "first masterpiece of the American naturalist movement," this 100th Anniversary Edition of the classic includes material by the author and a new introduction by the definitive Dreiser biographer."
  • "After leaving the country for Chicago, Caroline Meeber is seduced by a traveling salesman before falling in love with a saloon manager."
  • "The story of a woman who flees country life for Chicago, Illinois and falls into a wayward life of sin. One of the most important novels America has ever produced, it ruthlessly exposes the hypocrisy and meanness of middle-class standards, and establishes a new tradition in literary realism."@en
  • "Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star."@en
  • "Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star."
  • "This novel about the effects of America's repressive moral climate was controversial in its day, and its availability to the public was delayed 12 years because of the "immorality" in Dreiser's sordid, realistic portrayal of the downfall of an innocent young woman who leaves her country town for the big city."
  • "Young Carrie Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York."@en
  • "Young Carrie Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York."
  • "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. --Publisher."
  • "Story of a beautiful innocent small-town girl who goes to Chicago and lives a life that changes from struggling to success."
  • "This copy is part of a hypertexts collection produced by students and faculty at the University of Virginia American Studies Program."@en
  • ""The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage." ***"A powerful account of a young working girl's rise to the 'tinsel and shine' of worldly success, and of the slow decline of her lover and protector Hurstwood." Oxford Companion to Engl Lit. ***"Plain, unaffected, and unconventional story of the actual life of the lower middle-classes of New York and Chicago. Its chief interest is its exhaustive record of the career of a young woman led into vice by her weakness for pleasure, and the careful study of a man's moral deterioration." Baker's Best."
  • "An 18-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 and elated others. A century later, Dreiser's compelling plot and realistic characters continue to fascinate readers. Unabridged republication of the classic 1900 edition."@en
  • "Theodore Dreiser had a hardscrabble youth and years of newspaper work behind him when he began his first novel, Sister Carrie, the story of a pretty Midwestern girl who makes it big in New York City. Published by Doubleday in 1900, the novel was altered to make it more palatable to the audiences of the day, which caused Dreiser considerable anguish. It nevertheless gained a reputation as a shocker, for Dreiser had dared to give to the world a heroine whose "cosmopolitan standard of virtue" brings her from Wisconsin, with four dollars in her purse, to a suite at the Waldorf and glittering fame as an actress. With Sister Carrie, Dreiser told a tale not sufficiently delicate for many of its first readers and critics, but which is now universally recognized as one of the greatest and most influential of American novels."
  • "Theodore Dreiser had a hardscrabble youth and years of newspaper work behind him when he began his first novel, Sister Carrie, the story of a pretty Midwestern girl who makes it big in New York City. Published by Doubleday in 1900, the novel was altered to make it more palatable to the audiences of the day, which caused Dreiser considerable anguish. It nevertheless gained a reputation as a shocker, for Dreiser had dared to give to the world a heroine whose "cosmopolitan standard of virtue" brings her from Wisconsin, with four dollars in her purse, to a suite at the Waldorf and glittering fame as an actress. With Sister Carrie, Dreiser told a tale not sufficiently delicate for many of its first readers and critics, but which is now universally recognized as one of the greatest and most influential of American novels."@en
  • "Dreiser's novel depicts a country girl who pursues her dreams of fame and fortune through relationships with men."@en
  • "Naive young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York."@en
  • "Naive young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York."
  • "Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, 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 Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.When 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.Dreiser'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.Herbert Leibowitz is the editor and publisher of Parnassus: Poetry in Review. His books include Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography and Hart Crane: An Introduction to the Poetry. He is currently writing a critical biography of William Carlos Williams."
  • "The position of women in a success-oriented society is epitomized by the story of Caroline Meeber, who leaves her small Mid-western hometown in 1889 to start life anew in Chicago and later in New York. In her quest for riches she becomes a famous actress, only to realize that despite her material acquisitions true happiness remains illusory."
  • "STORY OF THE ACTUAL LIFE OF THE LOWER MIDDLE-CLASSES OF NEW YORK AND CHICAGO. ITS CHIEF INTEREST IS ITS EXHAUSTIVE RECORD OF THE CAREER OF A YOUNG WOMAN LED INTO VICE BY HER LOVE OF PLEASURE, AND THE CAREFUL STUDY OF A MAN'S MORAL DETERIORATION."@en
  • "This complete study edition of Theodore Dreiser's classic adventure novel Sister Carrie includes a time line of Dreiser's life, plot analysis, questions, writing ideas, and projects."
  • "Carrie Meeber leaves her home in rural Wisconsin for big-city life in Chicago, and faces a series of struggles -- professional, moral, and romantic -- before achieving success in the New York theater scene."@en
  • "Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time "American writing, before and after Dreiser's time, differed almost as much as biology before and after Darwin," said H. L. Mencken. Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a bold and truly innovative piece of fiction when it appeared in 1900. NaIve young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's unsparing, nonjudgmental approach made Sister Carrie a controversial book in its time, and the work retains the power to shock readers today. "Sister Carrie came 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," noted Sinclair Lewis. "Dreiser enlarged, willy-nilly, by a kind of historical accident if you will, the range of American literature," observed Robert Penn Warren. "[Sister Carrie] is a vivid and absorbing work of art." From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Sister Carrie ruthlessly exposes the hypocrisy and meaness of American middle-class standards, and establishes a new tradition in literary realism."
  • ""American writing, before and after Dreiser's time, differed almost as much as biology before and after Darwin," said H. L. Mencken. Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a bold and truly innovative piece of fiction when it appeared in 1900. Na?ve young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's unsparing, nonjudgmental approach made Sister Carrie a controversial book in its time, and the work retains the power to shock readers today.?? "Sister Carrie came 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," noted Sinclair Lewis. "Dreiser enlarged, willy-nilly, by a kind of historical accident if The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford-able hardbound editions of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a bold and truly innovative piece of fiction when it appeared in 1900. Naive young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's unsparing, nonjudgmental approach made Sister Carrie a controversial book in its time, and the work retains the power to shock readers today."
  • "Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional "fallen woman" story into a bold and truly innovative piece of fiction when it appeared in 1900. Naive young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's unsparing, nonjudgmental approach made Sister Carrie a controversial book in its time, and the work retains the power to shock readers today."@en
  • "The position of women in a success-oriented society is epitomized by the story of Caroline Meeber, who leaves her small Mid-western hometown in 1889 to start life anew in Chicago and later in New York. In her quest for riches she becomes a famous actress, only to realize that despite her material acquisitions try happiness remains illusory."@en
  • "Includes the life of Theodore Dreiser, a critical introduction to the novel, a synopsis, a list of characters, and more."
  • "Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York."
  • "Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York."@en
  • "The classic American novel depicting an amoral young woman's rise to stardom as she brings about the decline of those closest to her."
  • "The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage."@en
  • "The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage."
  • "This epic of urban life tells of small- town heroine Carrie Meeber, adrift in an indifferent Chicago. Setting out, she has nothing but a few dollars and an unspoiled beauty. Hers is a story of struggle' from sweatshop to stage success'and of the love she inspires in an older, married man whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "This epic of urban life tells of small- town heroine Carrie Meeber, adrift in an indifferent Chicago. Setting out, she has nothing but a few dollars and an unspoiled beauty. Hers is a story of struggle?from sweatshop to stage success?nd of the love she inspires in an older, married man whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him."@en
  • "Sister Carrie is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to men that she perceives as superior and later as a famous actress. In his Nobel Prize Lecture of 1930, Sinclair Lewis said that "Dreiser's great first novel, Sister Carrie, which he dared to publish thirty long years ago and which I read twenty-five years ago, came 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 Whitm."@en
  • "Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time 'American writing, before and after Dreiser's time, differed almost as much as biology before and after Darwin,' said H. L. Mencken. Sister Carrie, Dreiser's great first novel, transformed the conventional 'fallen woman' story into a bold and truly innovative piece of fiction when it appeared in 1900. NaIve young Caroline Meeber, a small-town girl seduced by the lure of the modern city, becomes the mistress of a traveling salesman and then of a saloon manager, who elopes with her to New York. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's unsparing, nonjudgmental approach made Sister Carrie a controversial book in its time, and the work retains the power to shock readers today. 'Sister Carrie came 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,' noted Sinclair Lewis. 'Dreiser enlarged, willy-nilly, by a kind of historical accident if you will, the range of American literature,' observed Robert Penn Warren. '[Sister Carrie] is a vivid and absorbing work of art.'"@en
  • "A simple country girl rises to success at the expense of those around her."
  • "Dissatisfied with life in her rural Wisconsin home, 18-year-old Caroline moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to men that she perceives as superior and later as a famous actress. It has been called the ""greatest of all American urban novels."""@en

http://schema.org/genre

  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Bildungsromans"
  • "Bildungsromans"@en
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Colored paper printings (Publishing)"
  • "Love stories"@en
  • "Love stories"
  • "Didactic fiction"@en
  • "Didactic fiction"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Publishers' advertisements"@en
  • "Aufsatzsammlung"
  • "Bildungsromane"@en
  • "Booksellers' labels (Provenance)"
  • "American fiction"@en
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Film scripts"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Sister Carrie (CLIFF'S NOTES)"
  • "Sister Carrie : notes, including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, brief synopsis of the novel, list of characters, character analyses"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : by Theodore Dreiser"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text backgrounds and sources criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie: a Novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie a Novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : An authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie a novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie a novel"
  • "Sister Carrie : notes including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, synopsis, list of characters"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text"
  • "Sister Carrie notes"@en
  • "Sister Carrie notes"
  • "Sister Carrie notes, including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, brief synopsis of the novel, list of characters, character analyses"@en
  • "Sister Carrie = 嘉莉妹妹"
  • "Sister Carrie : With an introd"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie an authoritative text backgrounds and sources criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, blackgrounds and sources, criticisme"
  • "Sister Carrie: notes, including life of Dreiser, critical introduction, synopsis, list of characters, chapter summaries and commentaries, character analyses"@en
  • "Sister Carrie (Temporary title)"
  • "Sister Carrie. A novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text : backgrounds and sources, criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie. [A tale.]"
  • "Sister Carrie. [A tale.]"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text; backrounds and sources; criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism"@en
  • "Sister Carrie an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie : Notes"@en
  • "Sister Carrie, a novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie; a novel"
  • "Sister Carrie; a novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : roman"
  • "Sister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie"@en
  • "Sister Carrie"
  • "Sister Carrie"@es
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritave text, backgrounds and sources, criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text : backgrounds and sources : criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie : notes"
  • "Sister Carrie : notes"@en
  • "Sister carrie"@en
  • "Sister carrie"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources criticism"
  • "<&gt"
  • "Sister Carrie : a novel"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : a novel"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism"
  • "Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism"@en
  • "Sister Carrie : an authorative text"
  • "Sister Carrie = Jiali mei mei"

http://schema.org/workExample