Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / Edition 1

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / Edition 1

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / Edition 1

First published in 1893, when Stephen Crane was only twenty-one years old, Maggie is the harrowing tale of a young woman’s fall into prostitution and destitution in New York City's notorious Bowery slum. In dazzlingly vivid prose and with a sexual candour remarkable for his day, Crane depicts an urban sub-culture awash with alcohol and patrolled by the swaggering gangland "tough." Presented here with its companion piece George’s Mother and a selection of Crane’s other Bowery stories, this edition of Maggie includes a detailed introduction that places the novel in its social, cultural, and literary contexts.

The appendices provide an unrivalled range of documentary sources covering such topics as religious and civic reform writing, slum fiction, the "new journalism," and literary realism and naturalism. An up-to-date bibliography of scholarly work on Crane is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551115979
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 09/11/2006
Series: Broadview Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 296,597
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Stephen Crane: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Appendix A: Other New York Writings by Stephen Crane

  1. George’s Mother (1896)
  2. An Experiment in Misery (22 April 1894)
  3. An Experiment in Luxury (19 April 1894)
  4. An Ominous Baby (9 May 1894)

Appendix B: The Slum and Its Reformers

  1. From Jacob A. Riis, How the Other Half Lives (1890)
  2. From Thomas De Witt Talmage, Night Scenes of City Life (1892)
  3. From Charles Loring Brace, The Dangerous Classes of New York (1872)

Appendix C: Slum Fiction: From Edgar Fawcett, The Evil That Men Do (1889)

Appendix D: Crane on Realism and Maggie

  1. “Howells Discussed at Avon-by-the-Sea” (August 1891)
  2. From a Letter to Lily Brandon Munroe (April 1893)
  3. Letter to Ripley Hitchcock (February 1896)
  4. Letter to Ripley Hitchcock (10 February 1896)
  5. Letter to Ripley Hitchcock (2 April 1896)

Appendix E: The New Journalism

  1. From William Dean Howells, “The Man of Letters as a Man of Business” (1902)
  2. From Davis G. Croly, interview (1875)
  3. From Lincoln Steffens, Autobiography (1931)

Appendix F: Reviews

  1. Hamlin Garland, Arena (June 1893)
  2. From William Dean Howells, New York World (26 July 1896)
  3. William Dean Howells, Academy (18 August 1900)
  4. From Unsigned, Nashville Banner (15 August 1896)
  5. From H.D.Traill, Fortnightly Review (1 January 1897)

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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly drawn characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really like this. Crane is great with descriptions, and character development is suberb. Mine is typo free too. I got the version published by Philtre Libre.
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Because of the dialect rich text, the typos are more annoying then they might otherwise be. Pay the money and buy it.
Shanna Ambler More than 1 year ago
Don't buy this version if you are reading it for a class. The bad language is censored to the point that entire lines are gone.
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