Maggie: A lady of the Streets and different Writings approximately New York
, through Stephen Crane
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Written prior to yet released after The pink Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane’s Maggie: a lady of the Streets deals a stark picture of the underbelly of city American lifestyles on the finish of the 19th century. Maggie Johnson, a stunning blameless too moderate to hold the burden of poverty, desires of escaping New York’s Bowery and the informal cruelty of her alcoholic kin. After her more youthful brother dies, she runs off with Pete, a bartender with pretensions to wealth and tradition. yet Pete himself is definitely seduced by means of the doubtless subtle Nellie, and Maggie reveals herself deserted within the unforgiving metropolis.
Publishers feared that Crane’s portrait of brutal fathers swilling away their lives in reasonable bars, drunken moms raging at terrified childrens, and ruined younger ladies jogging the streets, will be greater than their readers may endure. yet Crane’s impressionistic sort and thematic depth gained the day, and Maggie—the author’s favourite between his works—helped to form the writers that him and start the period of literary naturalism.
This variation additionally contains the quick novel George’s mom, plus “A evening on the Millionaire’s Club,” “Opium’s diverse Dreams,” “When a guy Falls, a Crowd Gathers,” and several of Crane’s masterful brief stories.
Robert Tine is the writer of six novels, together with State of Grace and Black Market. He has written for numerous periodicals and magazines—from the New York Times to Newsweek.