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Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane was born, in 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. Raised in a strict Methodist household, he rebelled Openly, developing a strong and lasting attraction to the vices his parents had condemned. He attempted college twice, the second time failing a theme-writing course while writing articles for newspapers such as the New York Tribune. In 1892 Crane moved to the poverty of New York City’s Lower East Side–the Bowery so vividly depicted in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. Destitute and depressed after the initial failure of that book, Crane had almost decided to abandon his writing and find a... Read More

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The Complete Short Stories and Sketches of Stephen Crane

Written by Stephen Crane


Format: eBook, 800 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writings

Written by Stephen Crane
Introduction by Luc Sante


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $10.00

This harrowing tale of a young girl in the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century New York, and Stephen Crane's most innovative work. Published in 1893, when the author was just twenty-one, it broke new ground with its vivid characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives... Read more >
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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writings

Written by Stephen Crane
Introduction by Luc Sante


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $2.99

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Maggie
A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction
Written by Stephen Crane


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 1, 1986
Price: $5.99

Crane's great short novel of life in turn-of-the-century New York published in its original form, along with four of Crane's best short stories: "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," "The Monster," and "The Open Boat."  Crane's first novel is the tale of a pretty young slum girl driven to... Read more >
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Maggie
A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction
Written by Stephen Crane


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $5.99

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The Red Badge of Courage

Written by Stephen Crane


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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The Red Badge of Courage

Written by Stephen Crane


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $8.95

Stephen Crane’s immortal masterpiece about the nightmare of war was first published in 1895 and brought its young author immediate international fame. Set during the Civil War, it tells of the brutal disillusionment of a young recruit who had dreamed of the thrill and glory of war, only to find himself...

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The Red Badge of Courage & "The Veteran"

Written by Stephen Crane
Introduction by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $8.95

One of the greatest works of American literature, The Red Badge of Courage gazes fearlessly into the bright hell of war through the eyes of one young soldier, the reluctant Henry Fleming. Written by Stephen Crane at the age of twenty-one, the novel imagines the Civil War's terror and loss with... Read more >

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The Red Badge of Courage

Written by Stephen Crane


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1981
Price: $4.95

First published in 1895, America's greatest novel of the Civil War was written before 21-year-old Stephen Crane had "smelled even the powder of a sham battle." But this powerful psychological study of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors, both within and without, that war strikes the reader with its undeniable... Read more >

The Red Badge of Courage

Written by Stephen Crane


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $1.99

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The Modern Library Civil War Bookshelf 5-Book Bundle
Personal Memoirs, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Red Badge of Courage, Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writings, The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln


Format: eBook, 3184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 11, 2012
Price: $2.99

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Four Great American Classics

Written by Herman Melville, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $4.99

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Four Great American Classics

Written by Herman Melville, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane


Format: Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1992
Price: $7.99

Includes: The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, Billy Bud, Sailor Read more >
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