Rotten Rejections: Theodore Dreiser

Rotten Rejections, Theodore Dreiser I: Sister Carrie

“…I cannot conceive of the book arousing the interest or inviting the attention…of the feminine readers who control the destinies of so many novels.”

“…immoral and badly written…the choice of our characters has been unfortunate….not the best kind of book for a young author to make his first book.”

Rotten Rejections, Theodore Dreiser II: The Titan

“If it is too strong for Harper then it would surely be too rich for us.”

Excerpted from: Barnard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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