Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser; 1939 Vintage ARTIST-SIGNED Edition Limited to 1500. Hand-numbered 215 out of 1500. This book is in excellent unused or very gently-used condition. This was clear when trying to hold the book open for photos (difficult to hold open). There are no attached bookplates or embossed seals.
There are some minor inconspicuous cosmetic imperfections to the book that can be seen in the photos, but they are so minor that it takes some exploration and zooming-in. The original slipcase could not be meaningfully restored, so I had a BRAND NEW slipcase custom-made in the same color and the label from the original slipcase transferred to it.I think that the 82 year-old plus book/slipcase looks near-perfect after the discreet restoration. Please see the photographs for best description. Came to housebound and airless America like a great free Western wind, and to our stuffy domesticity gave us the first fresh air since Mark Twain and Whitman. It is a great novel and belongs on anybody's list, absolutely.
The chronicle of Carrie Meeber's rise from obscurity to fame - and the effects of her progress on the men who use her and are used in turn - aroused a storm of controversy and debate upon its debut in 1900. The author's nonjudgmental portrait of a heroine who violates the contemporary moral code outraged some critics, including the book's publisher, Frank Doubleday, who tried to back out of his agreement his firm had made with Dreiser. But others were elated - and Dreiser's compelling plot and realistic characters continue to fascinate readers. Sister Carrie stands outside the brief traffic of the customary stage.It leaves behind an inescapable impression of bigness, of epic sweep and dignity. It is not a mere story, not a novel in the customary American meaning of the word; it is at once a psalm of life and a criticism of life. [Dreiser's] aim is not merely to tell a tale; his aim is to show the vast ebb and flow of forces which sway and condition human destiny. The thing he seeks to do is to stir, to awaken, to move. One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "settembrinis_selections" and is located in this country: US.
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