Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser


A masterpiece and a true landmark in American literature. This Penguin edition presents the book in its complete and unexpurgated version. 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, non-moralizing approach made it highly controversial, and only a heavily edited version could be published in 1900. In this restored version, the truly revolutionary nature of Sister Carrie is made fully evident.

Paperback, 528pp
Penguin, 1995 (1900)
ISBN 9780140188288