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April 17, 2013

Looking For Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser   (1871 - 1945)

Theodore Dreiser (1871 – 1945)

On this day in 1981 the University of Pennsylvania Press issued their edition of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, in which some 40,000 words are restored to the text and various changes to the original manuscript are reversed. Far from settling the issue, the Pennsylvania edition provided yet another chapter to one of the most famous and controversial stories in American book publishing.

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