Maggie, a Girl of the Streets: A Story of New York
From the Publisher: 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CJ82487 - LibraryThing
While the dialogue took some getting used to and some of the terms are no longer used today, I fell in love with this story. I watched Maggie grow up, fall in love and ultimately die. Crane not only ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - la2bkk - LibraryThing
This book contains not only the short story of about 57 pages, but also about 200 pages of analysis, commentary and background as to both Crane and his work. Likely far too detailed for most readers ... Read full review