Sister Carrie

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Date: 1900

Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature


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Artist: Theodore Dreiser

Confronting Bodies: Unknown

Dates of Action: 1900

Location: United States

Description of Artwork: Theodore Dreiser's first novel Sister Carrie was the first of Dreiser's works to face censorship. This novel presents a harsh realistic portrayal of city life. Carrie is a working class girl who rises to success through manipulation.

The Incident: Sister Carrie was withdrawn and edited after complaints about the lack of morality.

Source: Censorship: A World Encyclopedia