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Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. Sister Carrie (1900) is his first novel and tells the story of a young country girl who moves to the big city (Chicago) where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress. Dreiser and his wife significantly altered the original manuscript to make it more palatable to the prevailing sensibilities of the day, but even this toned down version caused a minor scandal, and Dreiser had difficulty finding a publisher for it. This was due to the blurred division line between good and bad in the plot. Although Dreiser's moralizing narrator does assert that, despite the fame and the money she has amassed, Carrie will not be able to achieve peace of mind in her life, the apparent lack of poetic justice -- the notion that immorality should pay in the end, even if only up to a point -- was a concept the reading public were altogether unused to at the time. (summary from wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

34:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

41:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

26:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

27:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

43:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

27:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

48:36