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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

Harper & Brothers

Harper & Brothers
Signed Contract with Theodore Dreiser
April 1911
In the typed addendum to this agreement to publish Jennie Gerhardt, Harper & Brothers agree to publish a "new edition of the work [Sister Carrie] upon the same terms as those herein mentioned for "JENNIE GERHARDT."

Doubleday, Page & Co.
Photostat of Transfer of Copyright to Harper & Brothers
16 November 1911
As part of Dreiser's contract with Harper & Brothers, the firm agreed to reissue Sister Carrie, assuming that copyright would be transferred from Doubleday and the original plates safely delivered.

Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912
Having first passed on Sister Carrie in 1900, Harper & Brothers ultimately entered into a multi-book agreement with Dreiser: it included the publication of his second novel, Jennie Gerhardt, and the re-issue of the Doubleday-version of Sister Carrie.

Doubleday, Page & Co. and Beyond
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