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Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

By: Stephen Crane
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" is a novella by Stephen Crane. The story follows the tragic life of a young girl named Maggie, growing up in the impoverished tenements of New York City during the late 19th century. Maggie's life is marked by poverty, violence, and despair. Her alcoholic father beats her mother and siblings, and Maggie herself is forced to work in a sweatshop at a young age. Despite her efforts to escape her bleak circumstances, Maggie is ultimately dragged down by the violence and corruption of her environment. As Maggie spirals downward into prostitution and drug addiction, Crane paints a bleak portrait of urban life, highlighting the crushing poverty and hopelessness that many immigrants faced in the rapidly growing cities of America. The novella is notable for its unflinching portrayal of the harsh realities of life for the urban poor, and for its powerful indictment of the social and economic forces that contributed to their suffering. Although the novella was initially met with controversy and critical scorn, it has since come to be regarded as a groundbreaking work of naturalism, and a powerful testament to the human cost of poverty and social injustice.

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Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane was born on November 1, 1871, in America. He was known for his short story, novels, and poems. He produced many stories novels and poems that are still recognized by modern critics. Crane was the ninth child of Methodist parents. He started writing at the age of four and by sixteen many of his works got published. He wasn't much interested in studies but had a great interest in fraternity. In 1891, he left Syracuse University and started working as a reporter and writer. He wrote his first novel in 1893 which was a Bowery tale, named Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. He won awards for the novel The Red Badge of Courage which was based on the Civil War that he wrote in 1895, without any war experience. In 1896, Crane endured a highly publicized scandal after appearing as a witness at the trial of a suspected prostitute, an acquaintance named Dora Clark. Later in the same year, he traveled to Cuba as a war correspondent. At the age of 28 Crane died due to tuberculosis in a Black Forest sanatorium in Germany. Crane was an important figure in American literature during the time of his death.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 80 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357484884
  • ISBN-13: 9789357484886
  • Item Weight: 96g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.89 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary