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Maggie: a Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York (Penguin… (original 1893; edition 2000)

by Stephen Crane (Author), Larzer Ziff (Introduction)

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Presents an annotated edition of the nineteenth-century novel about Maggie, a beautiful tenement girl whose life takes a downward spin when she becomes involved with Pete; and includes backgrounds and sources, reviews, critical essays, and a history of the novel's composition and revision.
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Title:Maggie: a Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Stephen Crane (Author)
Other authors:Larzer Ziff (Introduction)
Info:Penguin Classics (2000), 272 pages
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane (1893)

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First Kindle book I read. Sad story. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Depressing but so powerful. I would teach this before I taught The Red Badge of Courage. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
While the dialogue took some getting used to and some of the terms are no longer used today, I fell in love with this story. I watched Maggie grow up, fall in love and ultimately die. Crane not only gained my attention but also my sympathy for a character so lifelike I could almost see her. I felt like I was transported back in time to witness Maggie's life. Definitely worth reading and a critical piece of American Fiction. ( )
  CJ82487 | Mar 20, 2018 |
Not a very good book, in my opinion. The dialect came across as ludicrous. The morality was ridiculous, but I suppose that was the point. The mother and son were probably worse morally than the daughter, but it was her state in life that destroyed her. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
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I had to read this for my econ. class, interesting read. It was easy to read, but considering the time frame that the story was taking place in some of the dialogue was a little crud and hard to read. Again that was people on the street long ago with no education so I get why it was that way. I felt bad for Maggie considering the life she read, but the ending! WTH?! grrr ( )
  ottilieweber | Apr 24, 2014 |
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Stephen Craneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Abeles, SigmundIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grau, Shirley AnnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was on the Bowery, Stephen Crane said once, that he got his "artistic education," and he said again that the Bowery was the only interesting place in New York and that nobody had written anything 'sincere' about it.
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Presents an annotated edition of the nineteenth-century novel about Maggie, a beautiful tenement girl whose life takes a downward spin when she becomes involved with Pete; and includes backgrounds and sources, reviews, critical essays, and a history of the novel's composition and revision.

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