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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

The Dollar Library of William Heinemann


Doubleday, Page & Co.
Typed letter initialed to Theodore Dreiser
6 May 1901
This letter informs Dreiser that Heinemann wants to publish Sister Carrie, if it can be significantly shortened.




Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie
London: William Heinemann, 1901
Although very interested in publishing Sister Carrie and marketing the book in England, publisher William Heinemann needed the work to "fit" within the printing confines of his series, "The Dollar Library of American Fiction." Over one hundred pages-worth of text were excised from the narrative. On the first page, for example, the entire second paragraph of the Doubleday edition is simply removed.
Doubleday, Page & Co. and Beyond
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