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

3.24 avg rating — 87,313 ratings — published 1895 — 110 editions
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3.66 avg rating — 27,846 ratings — published 1895 — 43 editions
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

3.35 avg rating — 7,124 ratings — published 1893 — 850 editions
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The Open Boat

3.66 avg rating — 3,176 ratings — published 1897 — 41 editions
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3.66 avg rating — 2,688 ratings — published 1893 — 3 editions
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The Open Boat and Other Sto...

3.83 avg rating — 1,738 ratings — published 1898 — 145 editions
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The Blue Hotel

3.57 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 1896 — 33 editions
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Complete Poems of Stephen C...

4.35 avg rating — 646 ratings — published 1899 — 6 editions
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More books by Stephen Crane…
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 2018 Old School Poll

 
  57 votes, 16.1%

 
  57 votes, 16.1%

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë 1849, 624 pages
 
  46 votes, 13.0%

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 1855, 624 pages
 
  33 votes, 9.3%

 
  29 votes, 8.2%

Silas Marner by George Eliot 1861, 262 pages
 
  28 votes, 7.9%

 
  27 votes, 7.6%

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 1862, 244 pages
 
  22 votes, 6.2%

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
 
  20 votes, 5.7%

 
  13 votes, 3.7%

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 1834, 370 pages
 
  12 votes, 3.4%

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov 1859, 586 pages
 
  9 votes, 2.5%

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