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Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

Alone in the city, a young woman meets a man who promises to make her dreams come true. Eighteen-year-old Carrie is drawn to the glamour, wealth, and excitement of Chicago. But to be part of this glittering world, she will need much more money than she can even imagine. The only jobs she can find offer harsh conditions and little pay. Finally, inexperienced and desperate, she allows the smooth-talking salesman Charles Drouet to buy her meals and pretty clothes. Will Carrie ever find true happiness? And how much will she have to give up to get what she wants? Theodore Dreiser's unsparing story of a country girl's rise to riches as the mistress of a wealthy man marked the beginning of the naturalist movement in America. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's objective, nonmoralizing approach made it highly controversial, and only a heavily edited version could be published in 1900.

Alone in the city, a young woman meets a man who promises to make her dreams come true. Eighteen-year-old Carrie is drawn to the glamour, wealth, and excitement of Chicago. But to be part of this glittering world, she will need much more money than she can even imagine. The only jobs she can find offer harsh conditions and little pay. Finally, inexperienced and desperate, she allows the smooth-talking salesman Charles Drouet to buy her meals and pretty clothes. Will Carrie ever find true happiness? And how much will she have to give up to get what she wants? Theodore Dreiser's unsparing story of a country girl's rise to riches as the mistress of a wealthy man marked the beginning of the naturalist movement in America. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's objective, nonmoralizing approach made it highly controversial, and only a heavily edited version could be published in 1900.
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Alone in the city, a young woman meets a man who promises to make her dreams come true. Eighteen-year-old Carrie is drawn to the glamour, wealth, and excitement of Chicago. But to be part of this glittering world, she will need much more money than she can even imagine. The only jobs she can find offer harsh conditions and little pay. Finally, inexperienced and desperate, she allows the smooth-talking salesman Charles Drouet to buy her meals and pretty clothes. Will Carrie ever find true happiness? And how much will she have to give up to get what she wants? Theodore Dreiser's unsparing story of a country girl's rise to riches as the mistress of a wealthy man marked the beginning of the naturalist movement in America. Both its subject matter and Dreiser's objective, nonmoralizing approach made it highly controversial, and only a heavily edited version could be published in 1900.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Burns

Length:

18h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

32:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

29:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

33:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

20:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

29:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

33:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

28:22