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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.
Where did this come from? It's obviously not the original author's version as it's copyrighted in 2014. And it's full of grammatical errors. Got what I paid for. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Keith Kresge
I'm not sure what the problem is here, but the book is almost unreadable due to typos. I imagine that in transferring over to e-books, autocorrect was used. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Melanie T. Ross
Carrie moves along but without committing her heart. She is an opportunist, she dreams of better things, but then when opportunity knocked, she moves on despite those she hurts and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Standridge-Santopietro
What I liked about this book is having another view into how people lived in Chicago and New York in the late 1800's, and that the author shows how people can slip into a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ora