Tammy's Reviews > Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction

Maggie by Stephen Crane
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Dec 04, 10

bookshelves: own, fiction, short-stories
Read from July 20 to December 04, 2010 — I own a copy

I found the book to be boring. Most of the stories were meant to give insights into [a group of] people's lives, but did not have much in the way of a plot or conclusion.

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1/5) - The impoverished people of Manhattan through the eyes of a girl's (unwise) first love. The story was simple and dull, and the accented speech made it very difficult to parse.

The Monster (2/5) - Henry saves Jimmie from a fire and becomes a leper due to his injuries. The introduction was boring, but the plot development was interesting. It didn't have much of an ending. Like Maggie, the dialog was difficult to parse.

The Blue Hotel (3/5) - A odd and annoying stranger stays at the Blue Hotel. One of the more interesting stories, but I did not agree with the concluding statements/morale.

The Bridge Comes to Yellow Sky (2/5) - The local sheriff marries, and is bringing his wife home. The story was okay, but pointless.

The Open Boat (3/5) - Four men from a sunken boat on a dinghy looking for rescue. It was interesting, but again, not much happens.
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Reading Progress

11/21/2010 page 65
27.0% "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1/5) - dull, accented speech made it very difficult to parse, simple story"
11/22/2010 page 98
41.0% "Monster - dull intro, interesting development, some annoying accented dialog"

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