Sister Carrie follows the adventures of Caroline Meeber as she ventures from her countryside upbringing into the big city to pursue the American Dream.The story begins with Caroline, nicknamed 'Sister Carrie', living with her family in their Wisconsin farmstead. The novel makes a point of contrasting Carrie's restful, if uneventful, country life with the bustle and fury of industrial Chicago, whic...
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 14, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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“In this novel, a young lady leaves the family farm in Wisconsin to find a job in Chicago. On the train she meets a slightly older fellow who sweet talks her and convinces her that they should meet again. The young lady struggles to find a job, and wh...”
Carrie soon moves to in search of fortune. Initially Carrie is repelled by the coarse manners of the city folk and exhausted by the hard labor she takes on in a shoe factory.Carrie's ascent through the social strata commences when a travelling salesman named Charles Drouet attempts to court her. Impressed with her physical beauty, country charm and practical attitude, it is the urban savvy and wealth the prospering Drouet offers that tempts Carrie into moving into his upscale apartment. Her sister Minnie meanwhile laments that her sister has lost her innocence.Published in 1900 as the USA was entering the world stage as a sizeable economic power, Sister Carrie is a mark of changing ideals and lifestyles within the fast-developing country. The rural attitudes of working with one's hands and staying close by family are opposed to the city life - which is portrayed as sordid, yet potentially luxurious, by comparison.Frequently cited as the progenitor of urban fiction, on publication Sister Carrie was not immediately successful. However with time the story gained popular acclaim, with literary figures such as Sinclair Lewis holding the novel as one of the finest examples of American popular fiction ever produced.
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