_Holt, Rinehart & Winston / 1957
Near Fine / Paperback / (#PA0673) / image
A near fine paperback with minor soiling of paper.
Sister Carrie was in fact a book so far ahead of its time that it is as alive and valid today as when it was written. Beyond that, it allows the present-day reader to enter into the consciousness of an era that is no more. Dreiser’s talent lies in his ability to present life as he saw it, raw and ungrammatical, unpolished and tragic. Dreiser saw his role as a craftsman of detail, not of words or style.
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