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Wanna read Dreiser's love letters? How about a peek into his private library? Then check out this awesome collection of Dreiser resources, which includes biographical materials, information on the critical reception of Sister Carrie and Dreiser's other novels, and contextual information for Sister Carrie. Contributions made by super smart Dreiser scholars.
Can't get enough of Dreiser's urban settings? Read more about the delights of living in noisy, crowded, polluted late nineteenth-century cities.
Step into Carrie's (probably really uncomfortable) dancing shoes and see what Broadway was like in the nineteenth century.
Indulge your inner drama geek by exploring the theaters and plays referenced in Sister Carrie. This site also includes information on the roles of women in theater during the late 1800s.
Movie or TV Productions
The classic film stars Laurence Olivier and Jennifer Jones. Carrie and Hurstwood are both much more likeable than they are in the novel.
Articles and Interviews
An essay about Dreiser's friendships, and friendship in general.
Don't worry—it's not as scary as it sounds.
Wanna see the trailer and clips from the movie? You're in luck.
A video about the University of Pennsylvania's collection of Dreiser documents, complete with some cool Sister Carrie facts.
An informative video about Chicago and New York during the time period of Sister Carrie.
Give those eyes a rest and perk up your ears. It's Sister Carrie, audio style.
An image of Theodore Dreiser from the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
Treat yourself to some bird's eye views of 1890s Chicago.
The Big Apple was big even way back in the day.