"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania
Typed letter to Theodore Dreiser
14 July 1900
First page of a two-page letter in which Henry summarizes the events that have transpired at the offices of Doubleday, Page & Co. regarding Sister Carrie. Among the problems or changes being asked of Dreiser are the names of characters and places, as well as the title of the book.
Autograph letter signed to Theodore Dreiser
[19 July 1900]
First page of an eight-page letter in which Henry reports that he had called on Frank Norris who "blurted out the news [of Doubleday's not wanting to publish Sister Carrie] as if he were stunned by it." Henry writes that Norris told him that Doubleday "thinks the story is immoral and badly written."
Autograph letter to Theodore Dreiser
ca. 26 July 1900
First page of a five-page letter in which Henry urges Dreiser to make Doubleday stick to their contract to publish Sister Carrie.
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