The Open Boat and Other Stories

The Open Boat and Other Stories

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by Stephen Crane
     
 

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Four prized selections by one of America's greatest writers: "The Open Boat," based on a harrowing incident in the author's life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," reflecting Crane's early travels in Mexico and the American Southwest; and the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, a…  See more details below

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Four prized selections by one of America's greatest writers: "The Open Boat," based on a harrowing incident in the author's life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," reflecting Crane's early travels in Mexico and the American Southwest; and the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, a galvanizing portrait of life in the slums of New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486111209
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
565,256
File size:
800 KB
Age Range:
11 Years

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The Open Boat, and other stories. 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost like a real e-book. Worth the freeness
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Stephen Crane, in my opinion, has to be one of the best writers that America has ever given to us. His insight in the relationship between man and the universe is almost unsurpassed by any other writer. And this book, which only costs a dollar, is well worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is a reason why 'classics' are called 'classics.' Although Crane's style can be slow, it is always worth the journey. It might not be for the younger taste, but give it time, and you will find someone you know in each of those poor characters. Crane is a master of description. Defnitely worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The thing I have found most fascinating about the writer Stephen Crane is that he can do more in one sentence than most writers can do in a whole paragraph, and no where is that gift displayed more brilliantly than in the dazzling short story 'The Open Boat', thought by some to be the greatest short story ever written. This is a story about Mankind's place in the universe, and there is no more lofty or important or interesting theme to write about. I defy you. I challenge you. Come up with a more interesting theme for a story. You can't do it. It's not in you. Nor is it in me. But it was in Stephen Crane to write this story, and write it he did, with a subtle brilliance that makes the 'G' word come bursting loudly out of the reader's mouth. (That word is 'genius', to spell it out, though it has almost become a swear word in this day and age.) This is a story that can be read many times over, year after year, and grow in the reader's mind in significance and wonder as he/she grows older. Immature minds will be baffled by it. It is not for kids. But if you've moved beyond the stage of being a mere kid (regardless of your age), then by all means delve deeply into the fascinating world of the writer Stephen Crane, as he takes you on a mind-opening ride in 'The Open Boat'. P.S. It is highly recommended that you select an edition with an introduction, as it will greatly facillitate your understanding and exploration of this great work of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt disappointed after reading this, Crane is not all that he is hyped up to be. The story had no significant value for reading. It's a waste of time. Don't put yourself through the pain and againy.