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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie
New York: B. W. Dodge & Company, 1907

In 1907 Ben W. Dodge, formerly of Dodd, Mead, wanted to start his own publishing house; at the same time Dreiser was looking for a way to reissue Sister Carrie. Whether to insure that the new publishing company of B. W. Dodge & Company got off the ground or to insure that the corporation would do right by its reissue of Sister Carrie, Dreiser invested $5,000 of his own money into the business, becoming secretary and editor at the firm.
Doubleday, Page & Co. and Beyond
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