The Portable Stephen Crane

Front Cover
Viking Press, 1985 - American fiction - 550 pages
4 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Portable Stephen Crane

User Review  - James Neve - Goodreads

Crane. Short stories are best. Love "The Open Boat." Loved what he tried to do in MAGGIE, also. Read full review

Review: The Portable Stephen Crane

User Review  - Dusty - Goodreads

I've had this book on my shelf for awhile but am just now beginning to work through it. Editor Joseph Katz has distilled about 600 pages of Crane's poetry, fiction and personal correspondence into ... Read full review


A Great Mistake
A DarkBrown Dog

20 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1985)

Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis.

Bibliographic information