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Stephen Crane (1) [1871–1900]

This page covers the author of The Red Badge of Courage.

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Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Red Badge of Courage… (more)
The Red Badge of Courage (Author) 10,499 copies, 127 reviews
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets 923 copies, 14 reviews
The Portable Stephen Crane 232 copies, 1 review
The Red Badge of Courage [abridged - Classic Starts] (Original Text) 131 copies, 2 reviews
The Open Boat {story} 122 copies, 5 reviews
The Blue Hotel 93 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Poems 44 copies, 2 reviews
The Monster and Other Stories 36 copies, 4 reviews
The Red Badge of Courage [Penguin Reader] (Author) 30 copies, 2 reviews
Stories and Collected Poems 30 copies, 1 review
The Monster 28 copies, 1 review
Collected Works 26 copies
Active Service 24 copies
Poems of Stephen Crane 20 copies, 2 reviews
Stephen Crane: An Omnibus 20 copies, 1 review
George's Mother 18 copies
The O'Ruddy 17 copies, 1 review
Whilomville Stories 14 copies, 1 review
La scialuppa e altri racconti 12 copies, 1 review
Short Stories 7 copies, 1 review
Last Words 7 copies
Et Cetera 5 copies
Great Battles of the World 5 copies, 1 review
Stories 4 copies
Manacled 3 copies
A Dark Brown Dog 3 copies, 1 review
Four Stories 2 copies
War is Kind 2 copies
The veteran 2 copies
An Omnibus 2 copies
Nouvelles 1 copy
Le Monstre 1 copy
O Bote 1 copy
23 Stories 1 copy
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 882 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 712 copies, 3 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 627 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 493 copies, 3 reviews
Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 466 copies, 2 reviews
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (Contributor) 429 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of War (Contributor) 424 copies, 1 review
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 421 copies, 1 review
Fifty Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 408 copies, 3 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 370 copies, 3 reviews
Literature: The Human Experience (Contributor) 327 copies
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 282 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 265 copies, 4 reviews
The Treasury of American Short Stories (Contributor) 254 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 180 copies, 1 review
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (Contributor) 130 copies
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (Contributor) 129 copies, 1 review
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Stories of the Sea (Contributor) 123 copies, 3 reviews
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
Wishbone Classics #10: The Red Badge of Courage (Original Author) 103 copies, 1 review
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (Contributor) 94 copies, 1 review
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 87 copies
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (Contributor) 84 copies
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (Contributor) 74 copies, 2 reviews
The Fantastic Pulps (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (Contributor) 68 copies
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (Contributor) 59 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Contributor) 53 copies
American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 52 copies
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 47 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
The Red Badge of Courage [1951 film] (Original novel) 38 copies
Great Tales of the West (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
101 Mystery Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
American short novels (Contributor) 25 copies
Short Stories of the Sea (Contributor) 25 copies
Eight Short Novels (Contributor) 22 copies
The Wonderful World of Horses (Contributor) 22 copies
The Best Sea Stories (Contributor) 21 copies
The Penguin book of the ocean (Contributor) 18 copies
Nine Short Novels (Contributor) 16 copies
World's Great Tales of the Sea (Contributor) 15 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
Favorite Animal Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
31 Stories (Contributor) 12 copies, 2 reviews
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (Contributor) 10 copies
Gringos in Mexico: An Anthology (Contributor) 10 copies
Great Western short stories (Contributor) 9 copies
The Short Story & You (Contributor) 7 copies
Famous stories of five centuries (Contributor) 4 copies
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (Contributor) 3 copies
American Short Stories (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Historier fra de syv have (some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Enjoying Stories (Contributor) 2 copies
Eyes of Boyhood (Contributor) 2 copies
Best Crime Stories 3 (Contributor) 1 copy
Famous American Stories (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy
America through the short story (Contributor) 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (Contributor) 1 copy
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 (Contributor) 1 copy

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