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Sister Carrie
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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Theodore Dreiser had a hardscrabble youth and the years of newspaper work behind him when he began his first novel, "Sister Carrie," the story of a beautiful Midwestern girl who makes it big in New York City. Published by Doubleday in 1900, it gained a reputation as a shocker, for Dreiser had dared to give the public 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," the original manuscript of which is in the New York Public Library collections, 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 American novels.
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merelybookish
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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These early 20th-century novels by Theodore Dreiser are what came to mind for #boulevardofbrokendreams. In each, young hopefuls head to the big city in pursuit of the American dream, and things don't quite turn out as planned.
(It's been a while since I read them so the plot points are foggy. 😂)
#musicalnewyear @cinfhen @vivastory

Cinfhen These look good! And for some reason I‘m getting @LeahBergen vibes🤷‍♀️ 10mo
ravenlee An American Tragedy was the first book I didn‘t finish for school - I ran out of time for a summer assignment - and had to bluff my way through. I ended up getting the highest grade in the class on the paper! Due to listening to the discussion and taking lots of notes, and a certain flair for BS. 10mo
vivastory I've been meaning to read Dreiser, especially Sister Carrie 10mo
merelybookish @ravenlee That's funny! Taking good notes in a lit class is always a good strategy! 10mo
merelybookish @vivastory You should! It's gritty realism, if you like that kind of thing. 😉 10mo
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twohectobooks
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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This book was so entertaining! A somewhat trashy story about a young woman who moves from her small town to Chicago and very rapidly becomes some dude‘s mistress. Carrie is an extremely passive character and Hurstwood is the worst(wood), and also there‘s a portrayal of suicide as noble that I didn‘t appreciate. But I liked this.

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twohectobooks
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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#bedsidetablebooks this morning. Probably going to finish Sister Carrie today and start Mythago Wood today or tomorrow!

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twohectobooks
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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Not much progress on my #tbrbingo for February, but my excuse is that I started two very long books around the middle of the month.

WhatDeeReads Whew, that‘s a lot of titles! 2y
twohectobooks @WhatDeeReads I‘m just going for a line bingo, not a blackout! 2y
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twohectobooks
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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Just getting started on my latest #modernlibrarytop100 book

batsy I really want to read this. Love that cover! 2y
twohectobooks @batsy I‘ve only read like 50 pages but I‘m quite enjoying it so far! 2y
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merelybookish
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's list of 22 Essential Books, 1936. Includes Sister Carrie, The Maltese Facon, War and Peace, and Swann's Way.
Full list at openculture.com/2013/f-scott-fitzgerald-creates-a-list-of-22-essential-books-1936.html
#novemberbythenumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

BookHermit I loved Sister Carrie. I think of it more often than the average classic. 2y
EvieBee Wow! Can‘t believe he mentioned this. I have that on my shelf! Also, I wonder why he put a question mark by Faulkner‘s Sanctuary?! (edited) 2y
merelybookish @BookHermit Yes! Both Sister Carrie and American Tragedy are good. 2y
merelybookish @EvieBee Yes Bennett is often considered a lesser- novelist. Interesting he included him. 2y
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BookishTrish
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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There are #61days left in 2017, and the @SerialReader version of Sister Carrie is 61 issues long. Coincidence or conspiracy? Either way I'm heading in!

BarbaraBB I am looking forward to your thoughts. I own a copy but have never met anyone who read it! 2y
Ms_T That‘s serendipity 😊 2y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I bought it a few months ago, too. Still TBR. 😬 2y
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minkyb I read this in 10th grade a very long time ago. Seeing this post makes me want to read it again and see if I still love it. 2y
BookishTrish @LeahBergen Care to bump it up so I have a buddy? 2y
BookishTrish @minkyb That's good to know that you loved it the first time. I totally picked it on a whim 2y
minkyb @BookishTrish If I bump it up I might cause an avalanche! I appreciate you asking. 2y
LeahBergen I'm in the midst of Middlemarch with my book club and I'm also doing another buddy read or I would! 😬 Thanks for the invite. I'll be watching to see if you like it. 😆 2y
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RealBooks4ever
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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A few of my books with #earthtonecovers . #aprilbookshowers

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jdtchicago
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser

People in general attach too much importance to words. They are under the illusion that talking effects great results. As a matter of fact, words are, as a rule, the shallowest portion of all the argument. They but dimly represent the great surging feelings and desires which lie behind. When the distraction of the tongue is removed, the heart listens.

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LitHousewife
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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Had a great time with my kids at the Carrie Underwood concert last night. We were in the pit and only four people back. She puts on a great show. Added benefit? I was completely off social media for the debate. #win

Meg11726 Jealous! And also the debate was a train wreck but entertaining none the less. 3y
[DELETED] 4184155464 Love me some Carrie. Goi g to see her in November. Glad you and your kiddos had a nice time! 🎤 3y
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Chrisalynn
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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Pickpick

Dreiser is my favorite American author. I feel a connection with the era of history in which he wrote. Sister Carrie portrays the essence of the struggle and the greatness that could result. This is one of my favorite quotes of all time.

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser

Lovely book.

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kdwinchester
Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
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I don't know why I like this novel. Besides spending a long time with SISTER CARRIE in grad school, I like Carrie's spunk and ambition. It's long and sometimes super slow, but I'm still thinking about it's themes years later. To me that's a sign of success. 👍🏾💃🏽 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️

LyndseyReads I like to be able to explain exactly why I like a book, but sometimes I just like it, like a place that feels homey and I'm not sure why. I think I'm finally okay with not always giving literary reasons for liking something. I like your explanation here! 4y
Yossarian I think I have never read it because I always find the cover boring. They should put out an edition with clowns in jet packs diving into rainbow colored lakes on the cover. Then I'd get over my block and read it. 4y
Lakesidemusing I enjoyed this book, but loved An American Tragedy. 4y
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