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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writings

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This harrowing tale of a young girl in the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century New York, and Stephen Crane's most innovative work. Published in 1893, when the author was just twenty-one, it broke new ground with its vivid characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives of the poor. It remains both powerful, severe, and harshly comic (in Alfred Kazin's words) and a masterpiece of modern American prose.

This edition includes Maggie and George's Mother, Crane's other Bowery tales, and the most comprehensive available selection of Crane's New York journalism. All texts in this volume are presented in their definitive versions.

About the Author

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches at Bard College and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Maggie, a girl of the streets — George's mother — New York tales and sketches — A great mistake — An ominous baby — A dark-brown dog — The broken-down van — An experiment in misery — An experiment in luxury — Mr. Binks' day off — Stories told by an artist — The men in the storm — Coney Island's failing days — The fire — When man falls, a crowd gathers — New York's bicycle speedway — An eloquence of grief — In the tenderloin: a duel between an alarm clock and a suicidal purpose — The "tenderloin" as it really is — In the "tenderloin" — Stephen Crane in Minetta Lane — Adventures of a novelist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307769732
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
City and town life
Author:
Crane, Stephen
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Slums
Subject:
Poor women
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010313
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
266

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