By Theodore Dreiser

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When small-town Carrie Meeber arrives in Nineties Chicago, she can't be aware of what awaits. Callow, attractive, and by myself, she reviews the bitterness of temptation and trouble whilst she units her attractions on a greater existence. Drawn through the seductive wish to upward thrust above her social classification, Carrie aspires to the pinnacle of the performing career in ny, whereas the fellow who has develop into enthusiastic about her gambles every little thing for her sake and attracts close to the threshold of destruction.

Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie (1900) was once encouraged by way of the lifetime of certainly one of his sisters, who had eloped to manhattan with a disreputable lover. Its sympathetic depiction of Carrie’s amorous affairs surprised its writer, whose grudging efforts gained few preliminary readers till the book’s winning re-publication in 1907. this day it resonates with Dreiser’s clear-sighted figuring out of lifestyles within the more and more mercantile international of the massive urban, and together with his trust within the domination of destiny over loose will. rather within the unflinching tragedy of its ultimate chapters, the unconventional broke new flooring in American fiction for its gritty realism and for the nature of Carrie, who starts “a half-equipped little knight” and turns into a very glossy woman.
<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Herbert Leibowitz</B> is the editor and writer of Parnassus: Poetry in Review. His books comprise Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography and Hart Crane: An creation to the Poetry. he's at the moment writing a severe biography of William Carlos Williams.

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This is the new discovery. This is fact. ” The girl curtseyed, and sat down. She was very young, and she looked as if she were frightened by the matter-of-fact prospect the world afforded. “Now, if Mr. McChoakumchild,” said the gentleman, “will proceed to give his first lesson here, Mr. ” Mr. Gradgrind was much obliged. “Mr. ” So Mr. McChoakumchild began in his best manner. He and some one hundred and forty other schoolmasters had been lately turned at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs.

Sleary, the circus proprietor MRS. SPARSIT, an elderly lady; Mr. Bounderby’s housekeeper BOOK THE FIRST Sowing CHAPTER I The One Thing Needful ‘NOW, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children.

Now that the occasional indignation has spread and deepened into a passionate revolt against the whole industrial order of the modern world. The “modern world” of which Shaw speaks is represented by a triumphant industrial, colonialist England portrayed in the novel. It is a culture more and more consecrated to profits, a nation more and more divided into the land of the rich and the land of the poor. Hard times are not merely difficult days; they are the time when the national hymn is mathematics, and we can see how Dickens refused to sing that song.

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