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简介:本文档为《Sister Carrie 英文pdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含CoradellaCollegiateBookshelfEditionsSisterCarrieTheodoreDreiserContentsOpe符等。

CoradellaCollegiateBookshelfEditionsSisterCarrieTheodoreDreiserContentsOpenPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetAbouttheauthorTheodoreHermanAlbertDreiser(July,December,)wasanAmericannaturalistauthorknownfordealingwiththegrittyrealityoflifeDreiserwasborninSullivan,IndianaFrom,heattendedIndianaUniversityatBloomingtonbeforeflunkingoutWithinacoupleofyears,hewaswritingfortheChicagoGlobeandthentheStLouisGlobeDemocratInhemarriedSaraWhiteAlthoughtheyseparatedin,theywereneverformallydivorcedHisfirstnovel,SisterCarrie(),toldthestoryofawomanwhofledhercountrylifeforthecity(Chicago)andfellintoawaywardlifeofsinThepublisherdidlittletopromotethebook,anditsoldpoorlyDreisertookajobeditingwomen'smagazinesuntilhewasforcedtoresigninbecauseofaninterofficeromanceHissecondnovel,JennieGerhardtwaspublishedthefollowingyearManyofDreiser'ssubsequentnovelsdealtwithsocialinequalityHisfirstcommercialsuccesswasAnAmericanTragedy(),whichwasmadeintoafilminandagaininOtherworksincludetheTrilogyofDesireaboutFrankCowperwood,afictionalizedversionofCharlesYerkes:TheFinancier(),TheTitan(),andTheStoic(completedposthumouslyin)In,twoofhisbooks,SisterCarrieandAnAmericanTragedy,werenamedtothelistofthebestEnglishlanguagenovelsofthethcenturybytheeditorialboardoftheAmericanModernLibraryTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetContentsClickonanumberinthechapterlisttogotothefirstpageofthatchapterNote:ThebestwaytoreadthisebookisinFullScreenmode:clickView,FullScreentosetAdobeAcrobattoFullScreenViewThismodeallowsyoutousePageDowntogotothenextpage,andaffordsthebestreadingviewPressEscapetoexittheFullScreenViewChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterChapterTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetSisterCarrieChapterThemagnetattracting:awifeamidforcesWhenCarolineMeeberboardedtheafternoontrainforChicago,hertotaloitconsistedofasmalltrunk,acheapimitationalligatorskinsatchel,asmalllunchinapaperbox,andayellowleathersnappurse,containingherticket,ascrapofpaperwithhersister’saddressinVanBurenStreet,andfourdollarsinmoneyItwasinAugust,Shewaseighteenyearsofage,bright,timid,andfulloftheillusionsofignoranceandyouthWhatevertouchofregretatpartingcharacterisedherthoughts,itwascertainlynotforadvantagesnowbeinggivenupAgushoftearsathermother’sfarewellkiss,atouchinherthroatwhenthecarsclackedbytheflourmillwhereherfatherworkedbytheday,apatheticsighasthefamiliargreenenvironsofthevillagepassedinreview,andtheNOTICECopyrightthewritedirectionnetPleasenotethatalthoughthetextofthisebookisinthepublicdomain,thispdfeditionisacopyrightedpublicationFORCOMPLETEDETAILS,SEECOLLEGEBOOKSHELFNETCOPYRIGHTSTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetthreadswhichboundhersolightlytogirlhoodandhomewereirretrievablybrokenTobesuretherewasalwaysthenextstation,whereonemightdescendandreturnTherewasthegreatcity,boundmorecloselybytheseverytrainswhichcameupdailyColumbiaCitywasnotsoveryfaraway,evenonceshewasinChicagoWhat,pray,isafewhoursafewhundredmilesShelookedatthelittleslipbearinghersister’saddressandwonderedShegazedatthegreenlandscape,nowpassinginswiftreview,untilherswifterthoughtsreplaceditsimpressionwithvagueconjecturesofwhatChicagomightbeWhenagirlleavesherhomeateighteen,shedoesoneoftwothingsEithershefallsintosavinghandsandbecomesbetter,orsherapidlyassumesthecosmopolitanstandardofvirtueandbecomesworseOfanintermediatebalance,underthecircumstances,thereisnopossibilityThecityhasitscunningwiles,nolessthantheinfinitelysmallerandmorehumantempterTherearelargeforceswhichallurewithallthesoulfulnessofexpressionpossibleinthemostculturedhumanThegleamofathousandlightsisoftenaseffectiveasthepersuasivelightinawooingandfascinatingeyeHalftheundoingoftheunsophisticatedandnaturalmindisaccomplishedbyforceswhollysuperhumanAblareofsound,aroaroflife,avastarrayofhumanhives,appealtotheastonishedsensesinequivocaltermsWithoutacounsellorathandtowhispercautiousinterpretations,whatfalsehoodsmaynotthesethingsbreatheintotheunguardedear!Unrecognisedforwhattheyare,theirbeauty,likemusic,toooftenrelaxes,thenweakens,thenpervertsthesimplerhumanperceptionsCaroline,orSisterCarrie,asshehadbeenhalfaffectionatelytermedbythefamily,waspossessedofamindrudimentaryinitspowerofobservationandanalysisSelfinterestwithherwashigh,butnotstrongItwas,nevertheless,herguidingcharacteristicWarmwiththefanciesofyouth,prettywiththeinsipidprettinessoftheformativeperiod,possessedofafigurepromisingeventualshapelinessandaneyealightwithcertainnativeintelligence,shewasafairexampleofthemiddleAmericanclasstwogenerationsremovedfromtheemigrantBookswerebeyondherinterestknowledgeasealedbookIntheintuitivegracesshewasstillcrudeShecouldscarcelytossherheadgracefullyHerhandswerealmostineffectualThefeet,thoughsmall,weresetflatlyAndyetshewasinterestedinhercharms,quicktounderstandthekeenerpleasuresoflife,ambitioustogaininmaterialthingsAhalfequippedlittleknightshewas,venturingtoreconnoitrethemysteriouscityanddreamingwilddreamsofsomevague,faroffsupremacy,whichshouldmakeitpreyandsubjecttheproperpenitent,grovellingatawoman’sslipper“That,”saidavoiceinherear,“isoneoftheprettiestlittleresortsinWisconsin”“Isit”sheanswerednervouslyThetrainwasjustpullingoutofWaukeshaForsomeTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnettimeshehadbeenconsciousofamanbehindShefelthimobservinghermassofhairHehadbeenfidgetting,andwithnaturalintuitionshefeltacertaininterestgrowinginthatquarterHermaidenlyreserve,andacertainsenseofwhatwasconventionalunderthecircumstances,calledhertoforestallanddenythisfamiliarity,butthedaringandmagnetismoftheindividual,bornofpastexperiencesandtriumphs,prevailedSheansweredHeleanedforwardtoputhiselbowsuponthebackofherseatandproceededtomakehimselfvolublyagreeable“Yes,thatisagreatresortforChicagopeopleThehotelsareswellYouarenotfamiliarwiththispartofthecountry,areyou”“Oh,yes,Iam,”answeredCarrie“Thatis,IliveatColumbiaCityIhaveneverbeenthroughhere,though”“AndsothisisyourfirstvisittoChicago,”heobservedAllthetimeshewasconsciousofcertainfeaturesoutofthesideofhereyeFlush,colourfulcheeks,alightmoustache,agreyfedorahatShenowturnedandlookeduponhiminfull,theinstinctsofselfprotectionandcoquetryminglingconfusedlyinherbrain“Ididn’tsaythat,”shesaid“Oh,”heanswered,inaverypleasingwayandwithanassumedairofmistake,“Ithoughtyoudid”Herewasatypeofthetravellingcanvasserforamanufacturinghouseaclasswhichatthattimewasfirstbeingdubbedbytheslangoftheday“drummers”Hecamewithinthemeaningofastillnewerterm,whichhadsprungintogeneraluseamongAmericansin,andwhichconciselyexpressedthethoughtofonewhosedressormannersarecalculatedtoelicittheadmirationofsusceptibleyoungwomena“masher”Hissuitwasofastripedandcrossedpatternofbrownwool,newatthattime,butsincebecomefamiliarasabusinesssuitThelowcrotchofthevestrevealedastiffshirtbosomofwhiteandpinkstripesFromhiscoatsleevesprotrudedapairoflinencuffsofthesamepattern,fastenedwithlarge,goldplatebuttons,setwiththecommonyellowagatesknownas“cat’seyes”Hisfingersboreseveralringsone,theeverenduringheavysealandfromhisvestdangledaneatgoldwatchchain,fromwhichwassuspendedthesecretinsigniaoftheOrderofElksThewholesuitwasrathertightfitting,andwasfinishedoffwithheavysoledtanshoes,highlypolished,andthegreyfedorahatHewas,fortheorderofintellectrepresented,attractive,andwhateverhehadtorecommendhim,youmaybesurewasnotlostuponCarrie,inthis,herfirstglanceLestthisorderofindividualshouldpermanentlypass,letmeputdownsomeofthemoststrikingcharacteristicsofhismostsuccessfulmannerandmethodGoodclothes,ofcourse,werethefirstessential,thethingswithoutwhichhewasnothingAstrongphysicalnature,actuatedbyakeendesireforthefeminine,wasthenextAmindfreeofanyconsiderationTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetoftheproblemsorforcesoftheworldandactuatednotbygreed,butaninsatiableloveofvariablepleasureHismethodwasalwayssimpleItsprincipalelementwasdaring,backed,ofcourse,byanintensedesireandadmirationforthesexLethimmeetwithayoungwomanonceandhewouldapproachherwithanairofkindlyfamiliarity,notunmixedwithpleading,whichwouldresultinmostcasesinatolerantacceptanceIfsheshowedanytendencytocoquetryhewouldbeapttostraightenhertie,orifshe“tookup”withhimatall,tocallherbyherfirstnameIfhevisitedadepartmentstoreitwastoloungefamiliarlyoverthecounterandasksomeleadingquestionsInmoreexclusivecircles,onthetrainorinwaitingstations,hewentslowerIfsomeseeminglyvulnerableobjectappearedhewasallattentiontopassthecomplimentsoftheday,toleadthewaytotheparlorcar,carryinghergrip,or,failingthat,totakeaseatnextherwiththehopeofbeingabletocourthertoherdestinationPillows,books,afootstool,theshadeloweredallthesefiguredinthethingswhichhecoulddoIf,whenshereachedherdestinationhedidnotalightandattendherbaggageforher,itwasbecause,inhisownestimation,hehadsignallyfailedAwomanshouldsomedaywritethecompletephilosophyofclothesNomatterhowyoung,itisoneofthethingsshewhollycomprehendsThereisanindescribablyfaintlineinthematterofman’sapparelwhichsomehowdividesforherthosewhoareworthglancingatandthosewhoarenotOnceanindividualhaspassedthisfaintlineonthewaydownwardhewillgetnoglancefromherThereisanotherlineatwhichthedressofamanwillcausehertostudyherownThislinetheindividualatherelbownowmarkedforCarrieShebecameconsciousofaninequalityHerownplainbluedress,withitsblackcottontapetrimmings,nowseemedtohershabbyShefeltthewornstateofhershoes“Let’ssee,”hewenton,“IknowquiteanumberofpeopleinyourtownMorgenroththeclothierandGibsonthedrygoodsman”“Oh,doyou”sheinterrupted,arousedbymemoriesoflongingstheirshowwindowshadcostherAtlasthehadaclewtoherinterest,andfolloweditdeftlyInafewminuteshehadcomeaboutintoherseatHetalkedofsalesofclothing,histravels,Chicago,andtheamusementsofthatcity“Ifyouaregoingthere,youwillenjoyitimmenselyHaveyourelatives”“Iamgoingtovisitmysister,”sheexplained“YouwanttoseeLincolnPark,”hesaid,“andMichiganBoulevardTheyareputtingupgreatbuildingsthereIt’sasecondNewYorkgreatSomuchtoseetheatres,crowds,finehousesoh,you’lllikethat”TherewasalittleacheinherfancyofallhedescribedHerinsignificanceinthepresenceofsomuchmagnificencefaintlyaffectedherSherealisedthatherswasnottobeaTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetroundofpleasure,andyettherewassomethingpromisinginallthematerialprospecthesetforthTherewassomethingsatisfactoryintheattentionofthisindividualwithhisgoodclothesShecouldnothelpsmilingashetoldherofsomepopularactressofwhomsheremindedhimShewasnotsilly,andyetattentionofthissorthaditsweight“YouwillbeinChicagosomelittletime,won’tyou”heobservedatoneturnofthenoweasyconversation“Idon’tknow,”saidCarrievaguelyaflashvisionofthepossibilityofhernotsecuringemploymentrisinginhermind“Severalweeks,anyhow,”hesaid,lookingsteadilyintohereyesTherewasmuchmorepassingnowthanthemerewordsindicatedHerecognisedtheindescribablethingthatmadeupforfascinationandbeautyinherSherealisedthatshewasofinteresttohimfromtheonestandpointwhichawomanbothdelightsinandfearsHermannerwassimple,thoughfortheveryreasonthatshehadnotyetlearnedthemanylittleaffectationswithwhichwomenconcealtheirtruefeelingsSomethingsshedidappearedboldAclevercompanionhadsheeverhadonewouldhavewarnedhernevertolookamanintheeyessosteadily“Whydoyouask”shesaid“Well,I’mgoingtobethereseveralweeksI’mgoingtostudystockatourplaceandgetnewsamplesImightshowyou‘round”“Idon’tknowwhetheryoucanornotImeanIdon’tknowwhetherIcanIshallbelivingwithmysister,and”“Well,ifsheminds,we’llfixthat”Hetookouthispencilandalittlepocketnotebookasifitwereallsettled“Whatisyouraddressthere”ShefumbledherpursewhichcontainedtheaddressslipHereacheddowninhishippocketandtookoutafatpurseItwasfilledwithslipsofpaper,somemileagebooks,arollofgreenbacksItimpressedherdeeplySuchapursehadneverbeencarriedbyanyoneattentivetoherIndeed,anexperiencedtraveller,abriskmanoftheworld,hadnevercomewithinsuchcloserangebeforeThepurse,theshinytanshoes,thesmartnewsuit,andtheairwithwhichhedidthings,builtupforheradimworldoffortune,ofwhichhewasthecentreItdisposedherpleasantlytowardallhemightdoHetookoutaneatbusinesscard,onwhichwasengravedBartlett,CaryoeCompany,anddowninthelefthandcorner,ChasHDrouet“That’sme,”hesaid,puttingthecardinherhandandtouchinghisname“It’spronouncedDrewehOurfamilywasFrench,onmyfather’sside”ShelookedatitwhileheputuphispurseThenhegotoutaletterfromabunchinhiscoatpocket“ThisisthehouseItravelfor,”hewenton,pointingtoapictureonit,“cornerofStateandLake”TherewasprideinhisvoiceHefeltthatitwassomethingtobeconnectedwithsuchaplace,TheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetandhemadeherfeelthatway“Whatisyouraddress”hebeganagain,fixinghispenciltowriteShelookedathishand“CarrieMeeber,”shesaidslowly“ThreehundredandfiftyfourWestVanBurenStreet,careSCHanson”Hewroteitcarefullydownandgotoutthepurseagain“You’llbeathomeifIcomearoundMondaynight”hesaid“Ithinkso,”sheansweredHowtrueitisthatwordsarebutthevagueshadowsofthevolumeswemeanLittleaudiblelinks,theyare,chainingtogethergreatinaudiblefeelingsandpurposesHerewerethesetwo,bandyinglittlephrases,drawingpurses,lookingatcards,andbothunconsciousofhowinarticulatealltheirrealfeelingswereNeitherwaswiseenoughtobesureoftheworkingofthemindoftheotherHecouldnottellhowhisluringsucceededShecouldnotrealisethatshewasdrifting,untilhesecuredheraddressNowshefeltthatshehadyieldedsomethinghe,thathehadgainedavictoryAlreadytheyfeltthattheyweresomehowassociatedAlreadyhetookcontrolindirectingtheconversationHiswordswereeasyHermannerwasrelaxedTheywerenearingChicagoSignswereeverywherenumerousTrainsflashedbythemAcrosswidestretchesofflat,openprairietheycouldseelinesoftelegraphpolesstalkingacrossthefieldstowardthegreatcityFarawaywereindicationsofsuburbantowns,somebigsmokestackstoweringhighintheairFrequentlythereweretwostoryframehousesstandingoutintheopenfields,withoutfenceortrees,loneoutpostsoftheapproachingarmyofhomesTothechild,thegeniuswithimagination,orthewhollyuntravelled,theapproachtoagreatcityforthefirsttimeisawonderfulthingParticularlyifitbeeveningthatmysticperiodbetweentheglareandgloomoftheworldwhenlifeischangingfromonesphereorconditiontoanotherAh,thepromiseofthenightWhatdoesitnotholdfortheweary!Whatoldillusionofhopeisnothereforeverrepeated!Saysthesoulofthetoilertoitself,“IshallsoonbefreeIshallbeinthewaysandthehostsofthemerryThestreets,thelamps,thelightedchambersetfordining,areformeThetheatre,thehalls,theparties,thewaysofrestandthepathsofsongthesearemineinthenight”Thoughallhumanitybestillenclosedintheshops,thethrillrunsabroadItisintheairThedullestfeelsomethingwhichtheymaynotalwaysexpressordescribeItistheliftingoftheburdenoftoilSisterCarriegazedoutofthewindowHercompanion,affectedbyherwonder,socontagiousareallthings,feltanewsomeinterestinthecityandpointedoutitsmarvels“ThisisNorthwestChicago,”saidDrouet“ThisistheChicagoRiver,”andhepointedtoalittlemuddycreek,crowdedwiththehugemastedwanderersfromfaroffwatersTheodoreDreiserSisterCarrieContentsPurchasetheentireCoradellaCollegiateBookshelfonCDathttp:collegebookshelfnetnosingtheblackpostedbanksWithapuff,aclang,andaclatterofrailsitwasgone“Chicagoisgettingtobeagreattown,”hewenton“It’sawonderYou’llfindlotstoseehere”ShedidnothearthisverywellHerheartwastroubledbyakindofterrorThefactthatshewasalone,awayfromhome,rushingintoagreatseaoflifeandendeavour,begantotellShecould

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