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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.
Theodore Dreiser captures the wealth and class gaps of the early 1900's. Poverty drives Carrie into dysfunctional relationships. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. L. Travis
great read and interesting back story as to how they tried to suppress a novel with a woman who does not submit to social norms and yet triumphs.Published 1 month ago by George Bombaugh
I have read two other Dreiser books that I thought were exceptional, but this one is simply a downer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ShoeNut
This book is amazing. my favorite and especially this edition which is not heavy-so i carried it with me.Published 2 months ago by Z
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 3 months ago by Simona