The Open Boat

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Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.

We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to ...

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Overview

Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.

We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to life, students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literature.

The humor of Mark Twain...the suspense of Edgar Allan Poe...the danger of Jack London...the sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield. Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781142804671
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1871. He died in Germany on June 5, 1900.

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  • Posted March 23, 2015

    Having absolutely adored The Red Badge of Courage, I had higher

    Having absolutely adored The Red Badge of Courage, I had higher hopes for this short story. It's the story of four shipwrecked me struggling to survive out at sea. They are tired, hungry, and desperate. They see land and believe they see people on the shore. They have to make the decision of when to start trying to swim to shore - on the one hand the boat they're in is not strong enough to keep them afloat much longer, but the longer they have to swim, the less likely they'll reach their destination. My favorite part of the story is the railing at fate. They remain optimist only by rationalizing that fate would have let them drown days ago if she meant to kill them. It keeps them focused on rescuing themselves. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2002

    A Great (Little) Tale

    Isn't it strange when the freshest, most intelligent, piece of literature you read is something that was written a hundred years ago? Well, that was definitely the case in Crane's compact description of four men struggling to outlast a horrific sea gale in a life raft smaller than a 'bathtub.' Even though the story does not delve too deeply into the relationships (or pysches) of the four men - that is, there is little dramatic tension - the story is simply a wonderfully-told tale of survival - the adventures of men against the elements. The reader is kept guessing until the final page who will survive. Morevoer, the reader is also left wanting to read more Crane. Maybe, 'The Red Badge of Courage' is worth reading after all.

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