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Dreiser's story unfolds in the measured cadences of an earlier era. This sometimes works brilliantly as we follow the choices, small and large, that lead some characters to doom and others to glory. On the other hand, the middle chapters--of which there are many--do drag somewhat, even when one appreciates Dreiser's intentions. If you can make it through the sagging midsection, however, you'll be rewarded by Sister Carrie's last 150 pages, which depict the harrowing downward spiral of one of the book's central characters. Here Dreiser portrays with brutal power how the wrong decision--or lack of decision--can lay waste to a life. --Rebecca Gleason --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I enjoyed the book first because of the time it was written in and the choice of a female protagonist. It's one of the first of its kind. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Simona
i CANNOT REVIEW BOOK BECAUSE I CANNOT OPEN IT TO READ IT!!!Published 1 month ago by Meredith Katzman
Dreiser's prose is fantastic. The story is, as all Dreiser novels, a little depressing but the complexity of his insights into human nature and society are dramatic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Corsair
In it's day it may have seemed exceptional but the style is now so outdated. Yet I enjoyed the story and never considered not finishing it. I have ordered the movie on netflix.Published 2 months ago by Madge DeFee
Great read. Spicey story about a woman in conservative times in the Midwest and New York.Published 2 months ago by Mark Geier