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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Maggie is an astonishing novel of social realism, which parallels many of today's ills. Set in the urban squalor of New York in the 1890's,it follows the careers of the innocent Maggie and her brother Jimmie, children of brutal and drunken parents. It is a tour-de-force equal to The Red Badge of Courage.

Also included in this volume are seven of Stephen Crane's short storie
Paperback, 173 pages
Published 2005 by Wordsworth Editions (first published January 1st 1969)
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Hugo Emanuel
Feb 19, 2015 Hugo Emanuel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephen Crane parece ser um autor pouco conhecido para além da sua terra natal (EUA). Eu próprio nada sabia sobre a sua obra para além do facto de este ter sido o autor do famoso conto (na América, pelo menos) "The Red Badge of Courage", que nunca li. No entanto, a sinopse impressa no verso desta edição capturou-me o interesse e, uma vez que se tratava de um volume tão barato, decidi-me a adquiri-lo. Foi um feliz achado. Os contos de Crane são relativamente invulgares - não nos temas sobre que e ...more
Robin Friedman
Aug 07, 2013 Robin Friedman rated it it was amazing
I have read Steven Crane's short novel, "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" many times over the years and returned to read it again recently together with Crane's more famous book, "The Red Badge of Courage." Crane wrote "Maggie" in 1891 at the age of 21 and published the book at his own expense in 1893 under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. Some famous writers, including William Dean Howells praised "Maggie" enthusiastically, but for the most part the book was indifferently received.

I have always care
Jul 19, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it
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The character of Maggie I found sketchy but Crane's
description of the depressing poverty and the street
life of the Bowery of the 1890s is brilliantly brought
to life. Throughout the novel Maggie retains her goodness
and innocence (her little brother Jimmie is already a
seasoned street fighter) and when she meets Pete she
believes he is her white knight - but how wrong she is.
Considering the very similar endings, maybe W. Somerset
Maugham must have been influenced by this book when he
wrote his very p
Jeff Price
This must have been sensational when it was first published due to powerful description of a dysfunctional family's daily battle with alcohol abuse.
I would think "Maggie" and "Days of Wine and Roses" are compulsory reading for the Temperance Society.
These stories were, as with most short story collections, a bit of a mixed bunch. Some I liked (The Monster, His New Mittens), some not so much.
Overall the book was ok, but I felt like I was missing something. Half of the stories just left me feeling confused and like "What the...?".
The title story Maggie started off really well, with Maggie and her brother as children. I thought I was going to enjoy it, but then it jumped ahead to when Maggie was grown up and it just went a bit weird.
I liked
Jim Wolf
I read this short story and enjoyed Crane's language immensely. The writing seems so much more colorful, creative and interesting than what I read in The Red Badge of Courage (which was not at all bad). Such as, "The sailors charged three times upon the plate-glass front of the saloon, and when they had finished, it looked as if it had been the victim of a rural fire company's success in saving it from the flames." Lots of gorgeous stuff in this short story, "A Man and Some Others."
1) Maggie
2) The Men in the Storm
3) The Monster
4) The Angel Child
5) The Pace of Youth
6) The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
7) The Blue Hotel
8) The Five White Mice
9) The Open Boat
10) Three Miraculous Soldiers
11) A Mystery of Heroism
12) An Episode of War
13) The Price of the Harness
14) Virtue in War
15) The Second Generation
16) Death and the Child
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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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