This comprehensive collection shows why Stephen Crane has come to be recognized as one of the most innovative and diversely talented writers of his generation, even though he died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight. Here are all his most accomplished and best-known works: his five completed novels, his short stories, journalism, war correspondence, and his two completed books of poetry. Crane's five novels include The Red Badge of Courage, about a young and confused Union soldier under fire for the first time; Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, a vivid portrait of slum life and a young girl's fall; George's Mother, about New York's Bowery and its effect on a young workingman fresh from the country; The Third Violet, the story of a bohemian artist's country romance; and The Monster, a novella about sacrifice and rescue, guilt and isolation.
Crane - Prose and Poetry
Cambridge University Press