Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York

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Overview

"A powerful, severe, and harshly comic portrayal of Irish immigrant life in lower New York exactly a century ago." —Alfred Kazin

Maggie, a powerful exploration of the destructive forces that underlie urban society and human nature, produced a scandal when it was first published in 1893. This volume includes "George's Mother" and eleven other tales and sketches of New York written between 1892 and 1896.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140437973
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 674,697
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Crane (1871–1900) was active as a reporter around the world in addition to being an acclaimed novelist.

Larzer Ziff is a research professor of English at Johns Hopkins University who has written extensively on American literary culture.

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MAGGIE: A GIRL OF THE STREETS

AND OTHER TALES OF NEW YORK

Table of Contents

Edited and with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff with the Assistance of Theo Davis

Introduction: Stephen Crane's New York by Larzer Ziff
Suggestions for Further Reading
Note on the Texts

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York) (1893)

George's Mother (1896)

Tales of New York
The Broken-Down Van (1892)
An Ominous Baby (1893, 1894)
A Great Mistake (1893, 1896)
A Dark-Brown Dog (1893, 1901)
An Experiment in Misery (1894)
An Experiment in Luxury (1894)
Mr. Binks' Day Off (1894)
The Men in the Storm (1894)
When Man Falls, A Crowd Gathers (1894)
An Eloquence of Grief (1896, 1898)
Adventures of a Novelist (1896)

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