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Sister Carrie

Sister Carrie


by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie Resources


University of Pennsylvania's Dreiser Web Source

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.

City Life in the Late Nineteenth Century

Can't get enough of Dreiser's urban settings? Read more about the delights of living in noisy, crowded, polluted late nineteenth-century cities.

History of Broadway 101

Step into Carrie's (probably really uncomfortable) dancing shoes and see what Broadway was like in the nineteenth century.

Sister Carrie's Theater

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

Carrie (1952)

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

Dreiser's Buddies

An essay about Dreiser's friendships, and friendship in general.

"Ghost-writing For Theodore Dreiser"

Don't worry—it's not as scary as it sounds.


Carrie (1952)

Wanna see the trailer and clips from the movie? You're in luck.

Theodore Dreiser Collection

A video about the University of Pennsylvania's collection of Dreiser documents, complete with some cool Sister Carrie facts.

Dreiser's City: Chicago and New York in the Late Nineteenth Century

An informative video about Chicago and New York during the time period of Sister Carrie.


Sister Carrie

Give those eyes a rest and perk up your ears. It's Sister Carrie, audio style.


The Man Himself

An image of Theodore Dreiser from the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame


Treat yourself to some bird's eye views of 1890s Chicago.

New York City

The Big Apple was big even way back in the day.

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