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 of the poor. It remains both powerful, severe, and harshly comic (in Alfred Kazin's words) and a masterpiece of modern American prose.
This edition includes Maggie and George's Mother, Crane's other Bowery tales, and the most comprehensive available selection of Crane's New York journalism. All texts in this volume are presented in their definitive versions.
Random House Publishing Group; December 2010
- ISBN: 9780307769732
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writings
Series: Modern Library Classics
- Author: Stephen Crane; Luc Sante (other)
Imprint: Modern Library
In The Press
"He was the first American writer because he was the first to be passionately interested in the life that surrounded him and the life that surrounded him was that of America."
About The Author
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches at Bard College and lives in New York.