-Richard Lingeman, The Nation. No work of such historical reput. as ever been republished with such major changes. will probably become the accepted standard. -Herbert Mitgang, New York Times.
University of Pennsylvania Press. Printed in the United States of America Designed by Adrianne Onderdonk Duddeη This work was published with the support of the Haney Foundation.
When small-town girl Carrie Meeber sets out for Chicago, she is equipped with nothing but a few dollars, a certain unspoiled beauty and charm, and a pitiful lack of preparation for the complex moral choices she will face.
John C. Berkey and Alice M. Winters, histori–. L. W. West III, textual. Eighty years ago, his wife, his friend, and his publisher did their best to tone. Dubbed too bleak, too sexually explicit, and too morbid. philosophically, the novel was rewritten by Dreiser even before it was. submitted to the publisher. Restoring 36,000 words, the Pennsylvania.
Theodore Dreiser, . Published April 1st 2015 by Xist Classics. ISBN: 0140390022 (ISBN13: 9780140390025). Author(s): Theodore Dreiser.
Dreiser arrived in New York in 1ate 1894, where he could not get work as a newspaperman.
Lawrence E. Hussman, Iii James L. West, Theodore Dreiser, John C. Berkey, Alice M. Winters. Published: 1 January 1982.
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Theodore Dreiser’s 1900 novel Sister Carrie-the story of a small-town girl’s transformation into a worldly stage actress-came to be regarded as a watershed in American fiction
Theodore Dreiser’s 1900 novel Sister Carrie-the story of a small-town girl’s transformation into a worldly stage actress-came to be regarded as a watershed in American fiction.
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Hidden under layers of error and corruption, the original version of Sister Carrie has finally emerged. The American classic that has been read in English courses for many decades is not the text as Dreiser wrote it. Even before it was submitted to Doubleday, Page and Company, the manuscript of Sister Carrie had been cut and censored. Dreiser's wife Sara--nicknamed "Jug"—and his friend Arthur Henry persuaded the author to make many changes. Both Jug and Henry felt that the novel was too bleak, the sexuality too explicit, the philosophy too intense.
In a description of Carrie, for instance, Dreiser had written, "Her dresses draped her becomingly, for she wore excellent corsets and laced herself with care. . . . She had always been of cleanly instincts and now that opportunity afforded, she kept her body sweet." Apparently this passage was too intimate for Jug, for she revised it to: "Her dresses draped her becomingly. . . . She had always been of cleanly instincts. Her teeth were white, her nails rosy." Jug and Henry urged Dreiser to make his bleak ending more equivocal. He changed it, but Jug, still dissatisfied, rewrote his second ending. Her version was published with the first edition and has appeared with every edition since printed. Doubleday, Page and Company further insisted that all real names—of theaters, bars, streets, actors, etc.—be changed to fictitious ones.
The editors of this new edition have gone back to the original handwritten manuscript as well as to the typescript that went to the publisher and have restored the text of Sister Carrie to its original purity. Errors of typists and printers have been corrected; cut and censored passages have been reinstated. Not only have original names been restored, but the Pennsylvania edition includes maps, illustrations, and historical notes that further identify these people and places. The edition also includes a selected textual apparatus for the scholar. The characters are significantly altered in this new text: Carrie has more emotional depth, conscience, and sexuality; Hurstwood shows more passion; Drouet is a bit less likable; Ames is a bit more vulnerable. With the inclusion of the original ending, Dreiser's vision becomes- more bleak and deterministic: In its expanded and purified form, Sister Carrie is more tragic and infinitely richer; in effect it is a new work of art by one of the major American novelists of this century.