Sunday, August 28, 2011

Read free novels online: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie (1900) is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to men that she perceives as superior and later as a famous actress. It has been called the "greatest of all American urban novels. (from

About the Author
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist. He pioneered the naturalist school and is known for portraying characters whose value lies not in their moral code, but in their persistence against all obstacles, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. (from

Chapter I: The Magnet Attracting--A Waif Amid Forces
Chapter II: What Poverty Threatened--Of Granite And Brass
Chapter III: Wee Question Of Fortune--Four-Fifty A Week
Chapter IV: The Spendings Of Fancy--Facts Answer With Sneers
Chapter V: A Glittering Night Flower--The Use Of A Name
Chapter VI: The Machine And The Maiden--A Knight Of To-Day
Chapter VII: The Lure Of The Material--Beauty Speaks For Itself
Chapter VIII: Intimations By Winter--An Ambassador Summoned
Chapter IX: Convention's Own Tinder-Box--The Eye That Is Green
Chapter X: The Counsel Of Winter--Fortune's Ambassador Calls
Chapter XI: The Persuasion Of Fashion--Feeling Guards O'er Its Own
Chapter XII: Of The Lamps Of The Mansions--The Ambassador Plea
Chapter XIII: His Credentials Accepted--A Babel Of Tongues
Chapter XIV: With Eyes And Not Seeing--One Influence Wanes
Chapter XV: The Irk Of The Old Ties--The Magic Of Youth
Chapter XVI: A Witless Aladdin--The Gate To The World
Chapter XVII: A Glimpse Through The Gateway--Hope Lightens The Eye
Chapter XVIII: Just Over The Border--A Hail And Farewell
Chapter XIX: An Hour In Elfland--A Clamour Half Heard
Chapter XX: The Lure Of The Spirit--The Flesh In Pursuit
Chapter XXI: The Lure Of The Spirit--The Flesh In Pursuit
Chapter XXII: The Blaze Of The Tinder--Flesh Wars With The Flesh
Chapter XXIII: A Spirit In Travail--One Rung Put Behind
Chapter XXIV: Ashes Of Tinder--A Face At The Window
Chapter XXV: Ashes Of Tinder--The Loosing Of Stays
Chapter XXVI: The Ambassador Fallen--A Search For The Gate
Chapter XXVII: When Waters Engulf Us We Reach For A Star
Chapter XXVIII: A Pilgrim, An Outlaw--The Spirit Detained
Chapter XXIX: The Solace Of Travel--The Boats Of The Sea
Chapter XXX: The Kingdom Of Greatness--The Pilgrim A Dream
Chapter XXXI: A Pet Of Good Fortune--Broadway Flaunts Its Joys
Chapter XXXII: The Feast Of Belshazzar--A Seer To Translate
Chapter XXXIII: Without The Walled City--The Slope Of The Years
Chapter XXXIV: The Grind Of The Millstones--A Sample Of Chaff
Chapter XXXV: The Passing Of Effort--The Visage Of Care
Chapter XXXVI: A Grim Retrogression--The Phantom Of Chance
Chapter XXXVII: The Spirit Awakens--New Search For The Gate
Chapter XXXVIII: In Elf Land Disporting--The Grim World Without
Chapter XXXIX: Of Lights And Of Shadows--The Parting Of Worlds
Chapter XL: A Public Dissension--A Final Appeal
Chapter XLI: The Strike
Chapter XLII: A Touch Of Spring--The Empty Shell
Chapter XLIII: The World Turns Flatterer--An Eye In The Dark
Chapter XLIV: And This Is Not Elf Land--What Gold Will Not Buy
Chapter XLV: Curious Shifts Of The Poor
Chapter XLVI: Stirring Troubled Waters
Chapter XLVII: The Way Of The Beaten--A Harp In The Wind

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