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 The National Book Foundation
With the publication in 1974 of Carrie, his first novel, Stephen King quickly established a devout readership and cemented his reputation as America's premier horror-writer.
Published in 1974, King's first novel, Carrie, is the book that launched his incomparable career.
From Carrie to Calla: King's most recent novel, the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, will be published November 2003 by Scribner.
www.nationalbook.org /dcal_2003.html   (927 words)

  
 The National Book Foundation
With the publication in 1974 of Carrie, his first novel, Stephen King quickly established a devout readership and cemented his reputation as America's premier horror-writer.
Published in 1974, King's first novel, Carrie, is the book that launched his incomparable career.
From Carrie to Calla: King's most recent novel, the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, will be published November 2003 by Scribner.
www.nationalbook.org /dcal_2003.html   (927 words)

  
 The National Book Foundation
With the publication in 1974 of Carrie, his first novel, Stephen King quickly established a devout readership and cemented his reputation as America's premier horror-writer.
Published in 1974, King's first novel, Carrie, is the book that launched his incomparable career.
From Carrie to Calla: King's most recent novel, the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, will be published November 2003 by Scribner.
www.nationalbook.org /dcal_2003.html   (927 words)

  
 Press2
Daughter of a Methodist minister, narrator Carrie Willis is nine years old in the first of the vignettes that compose the novel, brilliantly encapsulating and refracting the girl's childhood in rural 1950s Florida.
In her beguiling first novel, The Kneeling Bus (Ticknor and Fields, $18.95), Florida is a place where a bright girl savors dreams of becoming a missionary, dreams that possess a haunting quality long after the child has grown up and abandoned them.
Once again, Coyle (after her fine debut novel, The Kneeling Bus,1990) plumbs the past-this time within the brittle, corrosive psyche of a 91-year-old Floridian native-to uncover a lifelong secret shame whose racist core is crazily mirrored in the present-day setting of joggers' trim front lawns and smug tolerances.
www.beverlycoyle.com /Press2.htm   (927 words)

  
 Dalkey Archive Press: Lauren Fairbanks
Sister Carrie is a first novel by a writer possessing such an original voice and slashing, surrealistic wit that she is sure to take her place at the forefront of cutting-edge fiction writers.
"One might imagine Fairbanks' Sister Carrie as a novel based on the life of Kathy Acker as written by Thomas Pynchon and Monique Wittig, edited by Julia Kristeva and Lyn Hejinian.
Sister Carrie reads as if Dreiser said 'I love you' but didn't mean it, went to bed with Donald Barthelme and William Burroughs, and named the result Lauren Fairbanks.
www.centerforbookculture.org /dalkey/backlist/fairbanks.html   (1054 words)

  
 Sister Carrie
At the end of the novel as Carrie sits in her rocking chair, surrounded by her beautiful gowns and expensive furniture there the sense that she is not happy and never could be.
Even though at some point Dreiser claims that Carrie is "the victim of the city’s hypnotic influence"(Dreiser, 79) it becomes clear that in fact she is not a helpless victim by any means – she just simply goes along with anything and anyone who comes along.
Carrie knew nothing about Drouet except that he seemed to like her and appeared to have more money than she could ever got her hands on.
chss2.montclair.edu /history/_senior/0000000b.htm   (785 words)

  
 SISTER CARRIE AND NATURALISM Free Essays
Carrie Meeber, of the novel Sister Carrie, defines her desires in life as "I want to see something," (Dreiser,).
Stephen King's novel "Carrie" tells about a telekinetic girl who has been bullied by everyone all her life and finally gets her revenge.
Carrie is about a young woman who is in high school and is very unpopular.
www.mytermpapers.com /search/41839.html   (755 words)

  
 Alibris: Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher's first novel is about life in the fast lane in Hollywood.
Carrie Fisher's sequel to POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE is about Suzanne Vale, a manic-depressive young woman who plummets into madness and then, with determination and humor, struggles her way out again.
Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel about a young film star and drug addict who survives a rehab clinic and must come to terms with her various fantasylands.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Fisher,Carrie   (550 words)

  
 The National Book Foundation
With the publication in 1974 of Carrie, his first novel, Stephen King quickly established a devout readership and cemented his reputation as America's premier horror-writer.
From Carrie to Calla: King's most recent novel, the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, will be published November 2003 by Scribner.
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Novel)
www.nationalbook.org /dcal_2003.html   (927 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
Later, Dreiser went to New York and wrote the great Chicago novel, and in describing Sister Carrie, he unconsciously described Chicago itself, so close was his identification of the city with its people.
It is an ungiving force of nature that ruins as many lives as it elevates, an image evoked by Carrie Meeber and her fated lover, Hurstwood, one made by the city, the other undone by it.
The most corrupt city in the country and a stronghold of antilabor sentiment, it was the center of the nation's trade-union and socialist movements and a rallying ground for urban reformers.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/epicofch.htm   (2636 words)

  
 The National Book Foundation
Published in 1974, King's first novel, Carrie, is the book that launched his incomparable career.
From Carrie to Calla: King's most recent novel, the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, will be published November 2003 by Scribner.
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Novel)
www.nationalbook.org /dcal_2003.html   (927 words)

  
 Carrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrie (1974) was Stephen King's first published novel and also one of his shortest.
Carrie, mortally wounded but still alive, then makes her way to the roadhouse where her father got drunk the night she was conceived (he more-or-less raped her mother, who felt that even though they were married, it was still a sin to have sex), intending to destroy it.
But the thought that this could be Carrie's first period never occurs to her classmates; instead of sympathizing with the frightened Carrie, they use it as an opportunity to taunt her, throwing tampons and sanitary napkins at her instead of helping.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carrie   (1174 words)

  
 Carrie Fisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrie Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.
Fisher's novel, Postcards from the Edge, which was semi-autobiographical in the sense that she fictionalized events obviously from her real life, such as her drug addiction of the late 1970s, was published in 1987.
She was born Carrie Frances Fisher in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carrie_Fisher   (1007 words)

  
 Rage (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though he began writing it in 1966, before his first published novel, Carrie (1974), it wasn't published until 1977.
The novel's plot is reminiscent of the events of the Columbine High School massacre and other school massacres.
Rage (originally titled Getting It On) is the first novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rage_(novel)   (452 words)

  
 Kev's Richard Bachman House of Rage
It is his earliest written published novel (written several years before Carrie, in fact).
My next novel would be It, and that book would cement my love for Stephen King once and for all, but this was the first one, my first Stephen King novel.
Rage was the first real SK novel I read.
members.tripod.com /~charnelhouse/rage.html   (716 words)

  
 Carrie
Carrie is based on Theodore Dreiser's classic novel, Sister Carrie, about the rise of a small town girl and the eventual demise of the wealthy man who loves her.
When Carrie loses her job, she turns to Charlie Drouet, a salesman that she had met on the train, and he offers her his flat while he is away on business.
Carrie loses her baby and finally leaves George when she believes that he can find solace with his son and his new wife.
home.hiwaay.net /~oliver/carrie.html   (532 words)

  
 Carrie Fisher's Open Book - CBS News
Carrie Fisher, better known as Star Wars’ Princess Leia, talks about her novel "The Best Awful,” describing her mental illness and how her agent, the father of her daughter, left her for another man.
Carrie Fisher may have survived in Hollywood because she is both a star there and an astute observer, especially of herself.
The writer doesn't act professionally as she once did, but, for now, Carrie Fisher seems to have found her role as a daughter, a mother, and a writer satisfying -- melding the facts of her life with the fiction of her imagination.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/01/30/sunday/main597089.shtml   (989 words)

  
 Pan Macmillan Australia
The longlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction has just been announced, with Carrie Tiffany's critically acclaimed debut novel, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living, one of the nominated titles.
The prize was set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible and is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman in the English language.
Pan Macmillan Australia is a proud supporter of this year's Australian Readers' Challenge.
www.panmacmillan.com.au   (538 words)

  
 Cultural and Historical Contexts for Sister Carrie
Carrie, to the contrary, may be unfulfilled or lonely at the novel's end, but she is very much alive and eminently successful in the eyes of the world.
Carrie is not simply rebelling against her husband but more significantly against the role that women were traditionally supposed to follow.
He sets the plot in motion by tracing the migration of "Sister" Carrie, a young woman whose attachment to her family is faint, from her small town home to the city of Chicago.
www.library.upenn.edu /collections/rbm/dreiser/scculhist.html   (4916 words)

  
 Carrie Fisher pictures, posters, photos, interviews and wallpapers.
She then revealed a hitherto unsuspected writing talent as the author of the semiautobiographical novel "Postcards from the Edge." Director Mike Nichols had her write the script for the 1990 film adaptation (with Shirley MacLaine in the role based, at least in part, on Fisher's mother).
Two years later, she appeared in her most widely recognized role, that of the feisty, outspoken Princess Leia in Star Wars a characterization she repeated in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Since then, she has survived drug and alcohol dependency, a troubled marriage to singer-actor Paul Simon, and such cinematic flotsam as Under the Rainbow (1981) and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) to become a lively, refreshingly cynical supporting actress in such comedies as EB> (both 1989), Sibling Rivalry (1990), and Soapdish (1991).
www.perfectpeople.net /biopage.php3/cid=672   (262 words)

  
 Carrie Fisher
In 1997, Fisher signed a multi-year development deal with Universal Television; she is also at work on her fourth novel.
In any case, by the time junior high school came around, Carrie had started appearing in her mother's Vegas nightclub act.
When she was only two, Fisher's father, the singer Eddie Fisher, divorced her mom, Debbie Reynolds, in order to marry Elizabeth Taylor, who promptly divorced Fisher to marry Richard Burton.
www.angelfire.com /movies/daala/fisher   (402 words)

  
 Dreamcatcher Review (DVD Movie/Film)
It must surely be obligatory in reviewing any movie based on a Stephen King novel to muse how adaptations of the horror geek’s work range from the sublime (The Shining, Misery, Carrie) to the ridiculous (Sleepwalkers, The Dark Half et al).
Dreamcatcher does retain a kind of hokey enjoyment factor throughout, but it’s a crying shame it’s not the film it could have been.
If the first hour of Dreamcatcher is most definitely in the first camp, a genuinely taut thriller that promises big things, the second half rapidly plumbs the depths of Stephen King hell.
www.futuremovies.co.uk /review.asp?ID=178   (546 words)

  
 1999 Books
In her first novel in forty-seven years, West describes the life of middle-class African Americans in the 1950s.
We will discuss the novel Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM in the church sanctuary.
Memoirs of a Geisha is Arthur Golden's first novel.
www.liveoakuu.org /book99.htm   (332 words)

  
 "Woman plus..." The King Of Horrors" Is On The Women's Side
It is no accident that the heroine of his very first novel, "Carrie", which saw light in 1974, is a schoolgirl from a little town, with serious problems in the family and in her relations with the peers.
Rosie, the heroine of the novel "A Madder Rose", who lives in the America of the 1990s, is faced with the same problems as Dolores Kleiborn: a cruel attitude of her husband, who regularly beats her up; it seems he has completely crushed her personality.
The scene of the novel is laid out in the town of Derry, the State of Maine.
www.owl.ru /eng/womplus/1998/king-e.htm   (332 words)

  
 Carrie White: The Musical
Carrie White: The Musical is a remake of one of Broadway's biggest flops, the 1988 super-bomb Carrie: The Musical (based on the Stephen King novel and movie) that closed after only five shows.
Carrie White: The Musical is magnetic in a high school talent show/train wreck sort of way.
What no one knows is that Carrie harbors a deep, dark secret - one involving telekinesis!
www.scifidimensions.com /Jul02/carriewhite.htm   (395 words)

  
 carrie
Sister Carrie Sister Carrie (1900) is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by embarking on a life of sin rather than by hard work and perseverance.
Carrie Amelia Nation (November 25, 1846 - June 9, 1911) was perhaps the most famous person to emerge from the temperance movement—the battles against alcohol in pre-Prohibition America—due to her habit of attacking saloons with a hatchet.
Carrie C. White Carrie C. White, née Joyner (November 18, 1874- February 14, 1991), was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person in the world around the time she celebrated her 114th birthday in 1998.
www.searchtermtrends.com /terms/carrie.html   (904 words)

  
 Carrie (1952) - Movie Tome
A sterling performance by Olivier is the centerpiece of this drama based on the novel by Sister Carrie by Dreiser.
There is no editor for this movie guide.
www.movietome.com /movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-99713/Carrie   (90 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Theodore Dreiser
At the suggestion of his editor friend Arthur Henry, Dreiser began writing his first novel, the result of which was Sister Carrie.
Dreiser continued his career by publishing The Financier (1912) and The Titan (1914), both of which began his trilogy about the rise of a tycoon.
The couple moved to New York where he received a job as a magazine editor.
www.gradesaver.com /ClassicNotes/Authors/about_theodore_dreiser.html   (478 words)

  
 Deschutes Public Library - New Books
Tim is waiting for a miracle; Carrie's hoping to dance with a boy who's her complete opposite; Becca's crying in the bathroom; and Peggy Lee is thinking about the kiss she just got from her old pal Tennessee Jones.
How they got to this point is told through the words of their classmates, teachers, and family, in this novel inspired by recent school/gun tragedies.
Jessica is a seventeen year old who has published a popular novel about vampires.
www.dpls.lib.or.us /Page.asp?NavID=188   (478 words)

  
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A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
Satirical novel by Joseph Heller, first published in 1961.
At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs.
www.kclibrary.org /guides/central/index.cfm?article=read&articleID=209   (2763 words)

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