"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.
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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)