Sister Carrie - Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 Summary

Hurstwood struggles with his new life, depressed over the loss of his respect and social standing in Chicago. Having Carrie to come home to does help keep his spirits up, but soon the domesticity of the situation begins to be a bore and Hurstwood stops coming home for dinner. Carrie is lonely and bored, spending much of her time either cleaning the flat or reading. Carrie has no friends in New York, so when a new couple move in across the hall, Carrie is eager to befriend the woman. After a few casual conversations, the woman, Mrs. Vance, invites Carrie to play cards with her and her husband. Carrie finds them both to be delightful. Some time later, Carrie goes to a matinee with Mrs. Vance and finds herself walking down Broadway during what was traditionally a stroll for fashionable ladies to show...

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