Theodore Dreiser, often considered the foremost naturalist writer of his day, gave his readers descriptive tales of human survival and the abuses of forces beyond their control. One of his most famous works, Sister Carrie (1901), gives the grim tale of a young girl working in a Chicago shoe factory. She works for wages that do not cover the bills, she has a loveless marriage, and her body aches from the work, pain, and sorrow of her life. Her story, like Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, captured the ...

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