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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1896)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 July 2010

George Monteiro
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Brown University, Rhode Island
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Henry Edward Rood. “Stephen Crane's ‘Maggie.’” New York Mail and Express, May 30, 1896, p. 18

Several years ago Stephen Crane wrote a story of slum life in New York and printed it himself in brown paper covers with the title “Maggie, a Girl of the Streets.” During the last six months he has rewritten the tale, and soon it will be published by Messrs. D. Appleton & Co., through whose courtesy advance sheets have been carefully examined. And the conviction is forced upon one that by writing “Maggie” Mr. Crane has made for himself a permanent place in literature. It matters not if he continues to grind out grotesque verse and slipshod short stories. These may injure him temporarily so far as money returns are concerned. But it is enough that he has written “Maggie”—one of the most powerful, terrible and hideous studies of the dregs of humanity that have been produced in the English language.

There will be discussion as to the advisability of writing for perusal by the general public such a book as “Maggie.” Some will say it is unfit for reading by decent people; others that its masterful presentation of existing barbarism in the chief of American cities will result in renewed effort to better the condition of those miserable, bestial creatures in human form who reside in certain portions of the East side.

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Stephen Crane
The Contemporary Reviews
, pp. 99 - 132
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2009

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References

“A Child of the Streets.” Unidentified, undated clipping, Stephen Crane Collection, Columbia University.
New York Morning Advertiser, June 1, 1896, p. 4.
New York Herald, June 13, 1896, p. 11.
“Books of the Week.” New York Recorder, June 14, 1896, p. 36.
Saturday Evening Gazette, June 20, 1896.
“Some Unprofitable Fictions.” Springfield Sunday Republican, June 21, 1896, p. 13.
‘The Onlooker.’ “The Literary Show: Another East Side Story by the Young Minstrel of the Chattering Death Demon.” Town Topics (June 25, 1896).
Boston Beacon, June 27, 1896.
Boston Courier, June 28, 1896.
“New Books and Authors.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 28, 1896, p. 32.
“Literature of To-Day.” Sunday Pioneer Press, June 28, 1896, p. 11.
Ideas (July 4, 1896).
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“New Books.” New York Press, July 12, 1896, p. 26.
“Books and Authors: Another Example of the Realism of Stephen Crane.” Boston Traveler, July 18, 1896, p. 7.
Denver Republican, July 26, 1896.
Richmond Times, July 26, 1896.
Stephen Crane and His Slum Stories.” Munsey's Magazine 15 (August 1896), p. 630.
Stephen Crane's ‘Maggie.’Literary Digest 13 (August 8, 1896), pp. 459–460.
“New books.” Indianapolis News, August 14, 1896.
Nashville Banner 21 (August 15, 1896), p. 10.
“Stephen Crane's ‘Maggie.’” Argonaut (August 31, 1896).
Novel Notes.” Bookman 11 (October 1896), pp. 19–20.
Reviews.” Publishers' Circular 65 (October 10, 1896), pp. 423–434.
The Literary Lounger.” Sketch 15 (October 14, 1896), p. 516.
Our Library Table.” Athenaeum 138 (October 24, 1896), p. 562.
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“The World of Letters.” New York Mail and Express, November 6, 1896, p. 7.
‘Artie’ and Some Others.” Munsey's Magazine 16 (December 1896), pp. 373–374.
“The Literary Lounger.” Sketch (September 15, 1898).
The Novel of Misery.” Quarterly Review 196 (October 1902), pp. 411–412.

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