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 The 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

3.27 avg rating — 96,684 ratings — published 1894 — 2610 editions
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

3.34 avg rating — 7,484 ratings — published 1893 — 1326 editions
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The Open Boat

3.66 avg rating — 3,537 ratings — published 1897 — 44 editions
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3.66 avg rating — 2,755 ratings — published 1893 — 15 editions
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The Open Boat and Other Sto...

3.83 avg rating — 1,778 ratings — published 1898 — 220 editions
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Blue Hotel

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3.57 avg rating — 1,043 ratings — published 1896 — 33 editions
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Complete Poems of Stephen C...

4.34 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 1899 — 6 editions
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More books by Stephen Crane…
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

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

“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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November 2015 Old School Classic Poll

 
  32 votes, 21.5%

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  29 votes, 19.5%

 
  20 votes, 13.4%

1880, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.7%

1867, Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola, 210 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.7%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

 
  10 votes, 6.7%

1833, Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.0%

 
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