Sister carrie, dreiser's first novel, was presented to a reading public not yet ready for its stark realism and pessimistic view of life author of the powerful naturalistic novel mcteague, and also an editor for doubleday, page and company, read the manuscript and proclaimed it to be one of the best novels he had ever read. Doi: introduction theodore dreiser was one of american's greatest writers, and a great naturalist writer he and his characters did not attack the nation's puritanical moral code, they simply ignored it, and this attitude shocked the reading public when his first novel, sister carrie, came out.
Sister carrie theodore dreiser 1900 introduction plot summary themes historical overview critical overview criticism sources the novel's original publisher, frank doubleday, was scandalized by a work that seemed to reward immorality, and tried to bury the book with a small print run.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, theodore dreiser was one of the first authors who explored the theme in his three novels sister carrie, jennie gerhardt and an american tragedy in dreiser's fiction, be it at mean unlimited license for the cunning and the greedy who take advantage of that equal opportunity to.
Discover the beauty of the book) dreiser's name was a staple on the soviet critic's menu list everybody knew that the great writer fought the evils of capitalist society and believed in the inevitable advantages of socialism besides, his novels (sister carrie for one) had an aura of impermissible behavior, especiallyfelt by. As the most influential naturalistic writer in europe, zola declared in his famous the experimental novel that he wrote about life as it was lived in slums, that is, he aimed to present a 1] among those naturalistic works, dreiser's sister carrie is well known as the one in which naturalism attained maturity in america.