Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

by Stephen Crane
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

In 1892 Stephen Crane (1871-1900) published Maggie, Girl of the Streets at his own expense. Considered at the time to be immature, it was a failure. Since that time it has come to be considered one of the earliest American realistic novels. Maggie is the story of a pretty child of the Bowery which is written with the same intensity and vivid scenes of his masterpiece -- The Red Badge of Courage. In her short life, Maggie "blossomed in a mud puddle", was driven to prostitution, and died by her own hand while still a teenager.

Crane, who worked as a free lance reporter, was in many ways addicted to the low life of the cities. He died at the age of 29.

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ISBN-13: 9780449300091
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/1983

About the Author

Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 - June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

The ninth surviving child of Protestant Methodist parents, Crane began writing at the age of four and had published several articles by the age of 16. Having little interest in university studies, he left college in 1891 to work as a reporter and writer. Crane's first novel was the 1893 Bowery tale Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, generally considered by critics to be the first work of American literary Naturalism. He won international acclaim in 1895 for his Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, which he wrote without having any battle experience.

In 1896, Crane endured a highly publicized scandal after appearing as a witness in the trial of a suspected prostitute, an acquaintance named Dora Clark. Late that year he accepted an offer to travel to Cuba as a war correspondent. As he waited in Jacksonville, Florida, for passage, he met Cora Taylor, with whom he began a lasting relationship. En route to Cuba, Crane's vessel the SS Commodore, sank off the coast of Florida, leaving him and others adrift for 30 hours in a dinghy.[1] Crane described the ordeal in "The Open Boat". During the final years of his life, he covered conflicts in Greece (accompanied by Cora, recognized as the first woman war correspondent) and later lived in England with her. He was befriended by writers such as Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells. Plagued by financial difficulties and ill health, Crane died of tuberculosis in a Black Forest sanatorium in Germany at the age of 28.

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Hi:) Im KristinNicole, and im 16 years of age. I dont really have a cool place on nook for advice-giving. But ive been told by my friends and peers that im pretty good at it, especially with things like making important or tough desicions, or any kind of dating problems. If you would, consider me as being part of your crew please! Thanks &hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is horribly put together. Lots of parts totally out of sequence. Do not buy this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We can chat at twilight result six or we can chat at maggie result six......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice quick read.
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Very few of my friends in rl hug me... only like the older ones. Eighteen+...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So. At the beginning of the year, I developed a huge crush on someone. He was my best frnds friends last year, but I had never talked to him until this year. He's in orchestra, and I'm in band, so we often see eachother at concerts(school). And we've grown to be really good friends. But ya see, when I learn that someone likes me, I just fade away from them. And that's exactly what happened. In February, my best friend told me that he liked me. She DID NOT know that I had a crush on him. She said, "Don't tell anyone. I wasn't even supposed to tell YOU!" Then shortly after that, I've caught him looking at me a lot, becoz idk...I look at my crushes a lot especially when they're not looking(not a stalker xD). I know that sounds creepy, but who doesn't do that? Eh. Well, it's the end of the school year, and I want that friendship to come back. NATURALLY. I don't want to look desparate. I don't know if he still feels for me, coz he's literally all that's on my mind...So I just want to get the friendship back to it's normal place and see if he still likes me. How do I approach him? I haven't talked to him in a while...