Sister Carrie - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Hurstwood begins neglecting his wife and children while spending the majority of his time thinking about and wooing Carrie. Mrs. Hurstwood insists one morning that Hurstwood get her and their daughter season tickets for the races since she has been told that this is the place to be this year. Hurstwood resists, telling his wife that these tickets are not easy to get, but Mrs. Hurstwood insists. Later, Jessica tells her mother about the European trip a friend of hers is to take that year, causing them both to feel the limitations of their financial situation. Hurstwood barely pays attention to this conversation, his thoughts filled with Carrie. Hurstwood has begun writing to Carrie most every day, anxiously awaiting her replies.

Finally, Hurstwood cannot stand being kept from Carrie and asks her to meet him in the park. At this meeting, Hurstwood asks...

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