Stephen Crane





Stephen Crane


Born
in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
November 01, 1871

Died
June 05, 1900

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Stephen Crane was an American novelist, poet and journalist, best known for the novel Red Badge of Courage. That work introduced the reading world to Crane's striking prose, a mix of impressionism, naturalism and symbolism. He died at age 28 in Badenweiler, Baden, Germany.


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The Red Badge of Courage

3.21 avg rating — 74,237 ratings — published 1895 — 748 editions
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

3.36 avg rating — 6,112 ratings — published 1892 — 241 editions
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The Open Boat

3.64 avg rating — 2,184 ratings — published 1897 — 31 editions
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3.64 avg rating — 2,122 ratings — published 1893 — 10 editions
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The Open Boat and Other Sto...

3.81 avg rating — 1,546 ratings — published 1898 — 41 editions
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3.30 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 1895 — 23 editions
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Complete Poems of Stephen C...

4.38 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 1899 — 5 editions
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The Blue Hotel

3.62 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 1898 — 26 editions
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In the Desert

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
Stephen Crane, The Black Riders and Other Lines

A Man Said to the Universe

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
Stephen Crane, War Is Kind and Other Poems

“When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples.”
Stephen Crane, The Open Boat

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July 2017 Old School Classic Poll

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 1601, 220 pages
 
  67 votes, 20.4%

 
  65 votes, 19.8%

 
  44 votes, 13.4%

 
  33 votes, 10.0%

 
  25 votes, 7.6%

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
 
  24 votes, 7.3%

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853, 432 pages
 
  23 votes, 7.0%

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan 1678, 324 pages
 
  17 votes, 5.2%

 
  13 votes, 4.0%

Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac 1846, 468 pages
 
  13 votes, 4.0%

Egil's Saga by Anonymous 1240, 243 pages
 
  5 votes, 1.5%

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