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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


Photograph of Walter Hines Page
Junior partner at Doubleday, Page & Co., Page served as the editor of Atlantic Monthly and later became the United States ambassor to Great Britain from 1913 to 1918.



Walter Hines Page for Doubleday, Page & Co.
Autograph letter signed to Theodore Dreiser
9 June 1900
Before Frank Doubleday ever had a chance to read Sister Carrie, his junior partner had written Dreiser that the company was "very pleased with your novel."



Walter Hines Page for Doubleday, Page & Co.
Typed letter signed to Theodore Dreiser
19 July 1900

This three-page letter, originally sent to Dreiser in New York but forwarded to Missouri, attempts to convince Dreiser to release the firm from its verbal commitment to publish Sister Carrie.
Sister Carrie in Search of an Author
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