Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Bedford Cultural Edition) / Edition 1

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Bedford Cultural Edition) / Edition 1

by Kevin J. Hayes, Stephen Crane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312152663

ISBN-13: 9780312152666

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This definitive, annotated edition of Maggie is based on Crane’s original 1893 text. More than 175 pages of documents are organized into thematic units on late-nineteenth- and turn-of-the-century American society covering tenement life; shops, saloons, and concert halls; working women from the perspective of others; working women telling their own

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This definitive, annotated edition of Maggie is based on Crane’s original 1893 text. More than 175 pages of documents are organized into thematic units on late-nineteenth- and turn-of-the-century American society covering tenement life; shops, saloons, and concert halls; working women from the perspective of others; working women telling their own stories; prostitution; realism; and slum fiction. Among the materials included are selections by Jacob Riis, criticism by Henry James and William Dean Howells, excerpts from contemporary newspaper accounts, Senate testimony, and an early sketch by Stephen Crane of Bowery life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312152666
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations

PART I. MAGGIE: A GIRL OF THE STREETS (A STORY OF NEW YORK): THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background

Chronology of Crane's Life and Times

A Note on the Text

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)[1893 Edition]

PART II. MAGGIE; A GIRL ON THE STREETS (A STORY OF NEW YORK): CULTURAL CONTEXTS

1. In Darkest New York
Tenement Life
Harry P. Mawson, "A Hot Wave Among the Poor"
Alice Wellington Rollins, "The New Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Alice Wellington Rollins, "The Tenement-House Problem"
James O.S. Huntington, "Tenement-House Morality"
Jacob A. Riis, "The Problem of the Children"
William T. Elsing, From "Life in New York Tenement-Houses"
Shops, Saloons, Concert Halls
Julian Ralph, From "The Bowery"
David Graham Phillips, "The Bowery at Night"
Stephen Crane, "Where 'De Gang' Hears the Band Play"
James D. McCabe, "The Beer Gardens"
George Frederic Parsons, From "The Saloon in Society"
"Tempting Poor Women: They Buy Beer and Have It Charged as 'Potatoes' ''
J. W. Buel, From Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities

2. The Plight of the Working Woman
Working Woman from the Perspective of Others
Thomas Hood, "The Song of the Shirt"
Jacob A. Riis, "The Working Girls of New York"
Katherine Pearson Woods "Queens of the Shop, the Workroom and the Tenement"
Jane Cunningham Croly, "Senate Testimony from 'Jennie June' "
Abraham Hummel and William F. Howe, "Store Girls: Their Fascinations, Fobiles and Temptations"
Edgar Fawcett, "The Woes of the New York Working Girl"
Working Women Tell Their own Stories
"In Employment Offices: Trials of Women Who Look There for Work"
"Counter Trials: The Shop-Girl Speaks"
"The Song of the Shirt: How the Finisher Lives"
"The Embroiderer: Quick Work and Scanty Wages"
"The Scarf-Maker"
"The Lace-Maker"
"The Black-Borderer: A Solemn Kind of Work"

3. "The Painted Cohorts"
William W. Sanger, From The History of Prostitution
Charles Loring Brace, "Street Girls"
Edward Crapsey, "Prostitution"
J. W. Buel, From Metropolitan Life Unveiled
U.S. Department of Labor, "Report on Prostitution and the Working Woman"
Helen Stuart Campbell, "The Case of Rose Haggerty"

4. Realism and Beyond
Critics and Theorists
Eugene Véron, From Aesthetics
Henry James, From The Art of Fiction
Hamlin Garland, "The Future of Fiction"
Rupert Hughes, "The Justification of Slum Stories"
William Dean Howells, From "New York Low Life in Fiction"
The Fallen Woman and Slum Fiction
Albert W. Aiken, From The Two Detectives; or, The Fortunes of a Bowery Girl
Harriet Beecher Stowe, From We and Our Neighbors
Edgar Fawcett, From The Evil That Men Do
J. W. Sullivan, "Minnie Kelse's Wedding"

Selected Bibliography

Illustrations
Corwin Knapp Linson, Portrait of Stephen Crane, 1894
Party at Pendennis Club
Childe Hassam, Fifth Avenue in Winter, ca. 1890
Jacob A. Riis, An Old Rear-Tenement in Roosevelt Street
Broadway Traffic, ca. 1892
The Atlantic Garden
Jacob A. Riis, A Growler Gang in Session
John Slone, Night Windows, 1910
Will God Forgive Her?
Cover of 1893 edition of Maggie
(Hamlin Garland's inscibed copy)

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