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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

Augustin Daly
Under the Gaslight
New York: Samuel French, 1895

When writing Sister Carrie, Dreiser consulted this edition of the play, from which he incorporated actual dialogue and stage directions into the novel.
"And you want me to get some woman to take a part?" questioned Drouet . . . . "What are you going to play?"

"Under the Gaslight,'" said Mr. Quincel, mentioning Augustin Daly's famous production, which had worn from a great public success down to an amateur theatrical favourite, with many of the troublesome accessories cut out and the dramatis personae reduced to the smallest possible number.

--From Chapter XVI of Sister Carrie

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