Theodore Dreiser is one of the most controversial figures in American literary history. Sister Carrie, Dreiser's first novel, and one of is own first works of fiction, is universally recognized as a major American book. Dreiser's controversy with Doubleday, Web page and Company within the publication of Sister Carrie is one of the most frequent noted situations in North american literary history and the topic that spurred into a deeper research of the trouble. Being written under the pressure of his friend Arthur Henry, Sister Carrie was to become symbol of a fresh era in writing fiction. In the society marked by discrepancy between actuality and appearance Dreiser's history depicts the cruel crushing ramifications of such an environment on the individuals.