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 — 74,554 ratings — published 1895 — 28 editions
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

3.36 avg rating — 6,134 ratings — published 1892 — 266 editions
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The Open Boat

3.64 avg rating — 2,205 ratings — published 1897 — 6 editions
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The Open Boat and Other Sto...

3.81 avg rating — 1,551 ratings — published 1898 — 44 editions
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Complete Poems of Stephen C...

4.38 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 1899 — 5 editions
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The Blue Hotel

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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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January 2017 Old School Classic Poll

Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, 544 pages, 1819
 
  56 votes, 23.0%

 
  48 votes, 19.7%

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages, 1842
 
  42 votes, 17.2%

 
  27 votes, 11.1%

 
  24 votes, 9.8%

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages, 1833
 
  17 votes, 7.0%

The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages, 1830
 
  13 votes, 5.3%

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, 567 pages, 1859
 
  10 votes, 4.1%

 
  7 votes, 2.9%

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