Maggie : A Girl of the Streets and Other Tales of New York

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This unflinching portrayal of the squalor and brutality of New York life produced a scandal when it was published in 1893. Crane's novel tells the story of Maggie Johnson, a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her family, turns to prostitution. More than the tale of a young woman's tragic fall, this is a powerful exploration of the destructive forces underlying urban society and human nature. Also included here is 'George's Mother', along with eleven other tales and sketches of New York written between 1892 and 1896.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134 x 199 x 15mm | 222g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0140437975
  • 9780140437973
  • 114,988

Table of contents

Edited and with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff with the Assistance of Theo Davis

Introduction: Stephen Crane's New York by Larzer Ziff
Suggestions for Further Reading
Note on the Texts

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York) (1893)

George's Mother (1896)

Tales of New York
The Broken-Down Van (1892)
An Ominous Baby (1893, 1894)
A Great Mistake (1893, 1896)
A Dark-Brown Dog (1893, 1901)
An Experiment in Misery (1894)
An Experiment in Luxury (1894)
Mr. Binks' Day Off (1894)
The Men in the Storm (1894)
When Man Falls, A Crowd Gathers (1894)
An Eloquence of Grief (1896, 1898)
Adventures of a Novelist (1896)
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About Stephen Crane

Poet, novelist, and journalist, Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was born in Newark, New Jersey. His works include 'The Red Badge of Courage', 'The Black Riders', a volume of poetry, and the stories 'The Open Boat' and 'The Blue Hotel'. He died of tuberculosis in Badenweiler, Germany. Lazer Ziff is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Emerson's Selected Essays for Penguin Classics.
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