Book Read Online Prose and Poetry: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / The Red Badge of Courage / Stories, Sketches, Journalism, The Black Riders / War Is Kind by Stephen Crane

Book Read Online Prose and Poetry: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / The Red Badge of Courage / Stories, Sketches, Journalism, The Black Riders / War Is Kind by Stephen Crane

Prose and Poetry: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / The Red Badge of Courage / Stories, Sketches, Journalism, The Black Riders / War Is Kind

This Library of America volume shows why Stephen Crane has come to be recognized as one of the most innovative and diversely talented writers of his generation, even though he died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty eight This comprehensive collection includes all his most accomplished and best known works five novels, short stories, journalism, war correspondence, and This Library of America volume shows why Stephen Crane has come to be recognized as one of the most innovative and diversely talented writers of his generation, even though he died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty eight This comprehensive collection includes all his most accomplished and best known works five novels, short stories, journalism, war correspondence, and his two completed books of poetry.Here are the classic novels he published in a span of five years The Red Badge of Courage 1895 , about a young and confused Union soldier under fire for the first time Maggie A Girl of the Streets 1893 , a vivid portrait of slum life and a young girl s fall George s Mother 1896 , about New York s Bowery and its effect on a young workingman fresh from the country The Third Violet 1897 , the story of a bohemian artist s country romance and The Monster 1899 , a novella about sacrifice and rescue, guilt and isolation.Among his short stories are such masterpieces as The Open Boat, The Blue Hotel, and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky His prose is at the same time dense and lean, suited to his description of the elusive forces that impinge upon his characters, and suited also to his desire not to circumscribe them with traditional moral and interpretive definition Included here as well are the Whilomville stories of children and childhood in small town America and the Sullivan County sketches of turn of the twentieth century rural life.As a journalist, Crane covered the Spanish American War and the Greco Turkish War, traveled through Mexico and the West, and reported on the seamier sides of New York City life the best of his dispatches are gathered here Also featured are both of Crane s collections of epigrammatic free verse The Black Riders 1895 and War is Kind 1899 and selections from his uncollected poems His poetry shows strong affinities to Emily Dickinson, while also anticipating the Imagist movement later in the twentieth century.This is the most substantial gathering of Crane s work ever made available in one volume it is an enduring testimony to his heroic achievement

Title : Prose and Poetry: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets / The Red Badge of Courage / Stories, Sketches, Journalism, The Black Riders / War Is Kind
Author :  Stephen Crane
Language : English
Isbn : 0940450178
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 1379 pages

Rating: 4.9

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