Region: North America
Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Political/Economic/Social Opinion
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The Incident: Sister Carrie was withdrawn and edited after complaints about the lack of morality.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